Metamagnusia Günther, 2009

Genus: Metamagnusia

Metamagnusia Günther, 2009, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 85: 172. Type species: Metamagnusia marani Günther, 2009, by original designation.

English Names

None noted.


New Guinea.


The sister taxon of Asterophrys according to the original publication. Günther, Stelbrink, and von Rintelen, 2010, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 86: 245-256, provided molecular relationships, suggesting that Metamagnusia is the sister taxon of Asterophrys. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, confirmed this result but because they adopted an antiquated taxonomy this is difficult to appreciate.Rittmeyer, Allison, Gründler, Thompson, and Austin, 2012, PLoS One, 7 (1: e29797): Supplemental data, their figure S1, recovered Metamagnusia as nonmonophyletic with one species, Metamagnusia slateri forming the sister taxon of Asterophrys, and Metamagnusa marani forming the sister taxon of that group + Pseudocallulops

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