Ghatophryne Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Giri, Loader, and Bossuyt, 2009

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Ghatophryne
2 species

Ghatophryne Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Giri, Loader, and Bossuyt, 2009, BMC Res. Notes, 2 (241): 2. Type species: Ansonia ornata Gunther, 1876 "1875", by original designation.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Kerala and Karnataka in the Western Ghates of southern India.

Comment

Van Bocxlaer, Loader, Roelants, Biju, Menegon, and Bossuyt, 2010, Science, 327: 679–682, suggested that Ghatophryne is the sister taxon of Pedostibes + Adenomus + Xanthophryne + Duttaphrynus. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543–583, suggested that this taxon is the sister of Didynamipus although this is obscured by their explicit adoption of an out-dated and non-monophyletic taxonomy.

Contained taxa (2 sp.):

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