Nectophryne Buchholz and Peters, 1875

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

Nectophryne Buchholz and Peters In Peters, 1875, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1875: 202. Type species: Nectophryne afra Buchholz and Peters, 1875, by monotypy.

English Names

African Tree Toads (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 44).

Distribution

Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, northeastern Dem. Rep. Congo; Bioko, Equatorial Guinea.

Comment

See comment under Laurentophryne. See accounts by Perret, 1966, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 93: 322-326. Graybeal and Cannatella, 1995, Herpetologica, 51: 121, presented evidence supporting the monophyly of this taxon. Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297, suggested that Nectophryne is monophyletic group and most closely related to Werneria and Wolterstorffina. Smith and Chiszar, 2006, Herpetol. Conserv. Biol., 1: 6-8, implied that this taxon should be considered a subgenus of Bufo; see comment under Bufonidae. Van Bocxlaer, Biju, Loader, and Bossuyt, 2009, BMC Evol. Biol., 9 (e131): 1-10, did not address this genus. Van Bocxlaer, Loader, Roelants, Biju, Menegon, and Bossuyt, 2010, Science, 327: 679-682, found Nectophryne to be the sister taxon of Werneria, and together the sister taxon of Wolterstorffina. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, in their study of Genbank sequences, confirmed this arrangement.

Contained taxa (2 sp.):

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