Geobatrachus Ruthven, 1915

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Genus: Geobatrachus
1 species

Geobatrachus Ruthven, 1915, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 20: 1. Type species: Geobatrachus walkeri Ruthven, 1915, by original designation.

English Names

Sierra Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 81).


Sierra Santa Marta, Colombia.


See comment under Atopophrynus. See account by Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 493-496. See also Ardila-Robayo, 1979, Caldasia, 12: 383-495, who discussed its morphology and taxonomic placement, tentatively placing it in Eleutherodactylinae (now Brachycephalidae). Assignment to Strabomantidae or Strabomantinae by Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 1-182, was provisional due to not being included in their 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. Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 122, considered Atopophrynus and Geobatrachus to be members of their Brachycephaloidea (= Terrarana of other authors) but could not assign them to any of the families pending resolution of their phylogenetic position. 

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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