Sabahphrynus Matsui, Yambun, and Sudin, 2007

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Sabahphrynus
1 species

Sabahphrynus Matsui, Yambun Imbun, and Sudin, 2007, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 24: 1165. Type species: Nectophryne maculata Mocquard, 1890, by original designation.

English Names

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Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo).


Matsui, Yambun Imbun, and Sudin, 2007, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 24: 1159-1166, documented that Ansonia and Pedostibes as then understood were polyphyletic. To remedy this they recognized Sabahphrynus, a taxon more closely related to Leptophryne, Ingerophrynus, and Didynamipus than to Ansonia and Pedostibes. Van Bocxlaer, Biju, Loader, and Bossuyt, 2009, BMC Evol. Biol., 9 (e131): 1-10, did not address this taxon, although in a subsequent, more densely-sampled analysis they suggested that Sabahphrynus is phylogenetically isolated. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, in their study of Genbank sequences, suggested that this taxon is the sister taxon of Ingerophrynus (although this is difficult to see because the authors explicitly adopted a non-monophyletic and out-dated taxonomy).

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