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

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

Xanthophryne Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Giri, Loader, and Bossuyt, 2009, BMC Res. Notes, 2 (241): 3. Type species: Bufo koynayensis Soman, 1963, by original designation.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Amboli and Koyna in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, southern India.

Comment

Van Bocxlaer, Loader, Roelants, Biju, Menegon, and Bossuyt, 2010, Science, 327: 679–682, suggested that Xanthophryne is the sister taxon of Duttaphrynus. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543–583, suggested that Xanthophryne renders Duttaphrynus paraphyletic (although this is difficult to see because the authors explicitly adopted a non-monophyletic and out-dated taxonomy).

Contained taxa (2 sp.):

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