Niceforonia Goin and Cochran, 1963

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Craugastoridae > Subfamily: Holoadeninae > Genus: Niceforonia
3 species

Niceforonia Goin and Cochran, 1963, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 31: 499. Type species: Niceforonia nana Goin and Cochran, 1963, by original designation.

English Names

None noted.


With the exception of the questionable type locality of Niceforonia columbiana, known only from the paramos at elevations of 3000-3600 m in the Cordillera Central and Cordillera Oriental in Colombia.


Removed from the synonymy of Phrynopus by Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 109, where it had been placed by Lynch, 1975, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 35: 8. Hedges et al. (p. 110) noted that the taxon had not yet been included in a phylogenetic analysis. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, also did not include this taxon in their analysis and placed it provisionally as incertae sedis within Craugastoridae.

Contained taxa (3 sp.):

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