Amazophrynella Fouquet, Recoder, Teixeira, Cassimiro, Amaro, Camacho, Damasceno, Carnaval, Moritz, and Rodrigues, 2012

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Amazophrynella
7 species

Amazonella Fouquet, Recoder, Teixeira, Cassimiro, Amaro, Camacho, Damasceno, Carnaval, Moritz, and Rodrigues, 2012, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 62: 832. Type species: Atelopus minutus Melin, 1941, by original designation. Junior homonym of Amazonella Lundblad, 1921 (Acari).

Amazophrynella Fouquet, Recoder, Teixeira, Cassimiro, Amaro, Camacho, Damasceno, Carnaval, Moritz, and Rodrigues, 2012, Zootaxa, 3244: 68. Replacement name for Amazonella Fouquet, Recoder, Teixeira, Cassimiro, Amaro, Camacho, Damasceno, Carnaval, Moritz, and Rodrigues, 2012.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Throughout Amazonia, at low to moderate altitudes in Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and French Guyana, and presumably in Surinam.

Comment

Fouquet, Recoder, Teixeira, Cassimiro, Amaro, Camacho, Damasceno, Carnaval, Moritz, and Rodrigues, 2012, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 62: 826-838, suggested that the genus is the sister taxon of Dendrophryniscus.  Rojas-Zamora, Carvalho, Gordo, Ávila, and Farias, 2014, Zootaxa, 3753: 79-95, presented molecular evidence of unnamed species in western Amazonia and the Guiana Shield region. Portik and Papenfuss, 2015, BMC Evol. Biol., 15 (152): 5, suggested that Amazophrynella is distant from Dendrophryniscus and the sister taxon of the non-"atelopodine" bufonids. Rojas-Zamora, Chaparro, Carvalho, Ávila, Farias, Hrbek, and Gordo, 2016, ZooKeys, 563: 43–71, reported on molecular phylogenetics of the species in the genus, noting two unnamed species. 

Contained taxa (7 sp.):

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