Phrynella Boulenger, 1887

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Phrynella
1 species

Phrynella Boulenger, 1887, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 5, 19: 346. Type species: Phrynella pulchra Boulenger, 1887, by monotypy.

English Names

Malacca Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 91).


As for the single species.


Removed from the synonymy of Kaloula by Smith, 1930, Bull. Raffles Mus., 3: 122, where it had been placed by Smith, 1926, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 18: 81. Formerly in the Old World component of Microhylinae; Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 225, did not address this taxon in their study, and they removed Phrynella from any subfamily pending resolution of its phylogenetic placement. van der Meijden, Vences, Hoegg, Boistel, Channing, and Meyer, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 44: 1017-1030, did not address this taxon. Matsui, Hamidy, Belabut, Ahmad, Panha, Sudin, Khonsue, Oh, Yong, Jiang, and Nishikawa, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 167-176, suggested on the basis of an analysis of mtDNA that Phrynella is the sister taxon of Metaphrynella. de Sá, Streicher, Sekonyela, Forlani, Loader, Greenbaum, Richards, and Haddad, 2012, BMC Evol. Biol., 12(241): 1-21, suggested on the basis of molecular evidence that Phrynella is phylogenetically imbedded in Metaphrynella, rendering the latter paraphyletic, but did not make the nomenclatural remedy.

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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