Micrixalidae Dubois, Ohler, and Biju, 2001
Micrixalinae Dubois, Ohler, and Biju, 2001, Alytes, 19: 54. Type genus: Micrixalus Boulenger, 1888.
Micrixalidae — 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: 236.
Tropical Frogs (Vitt and Caldwell, 2009, Herpetology, 3rd Ed.: 473).
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: 236, noted that, within Ranoides, Micrixalus is far removed from Ranidae and recognized it as being in a monotypic family. Wiens, Sukumaran, Pyron, and Brown, 2009, Evolution, 63: 1217-1231, provided a substantial phylogenetic study of Natatanura (their Ranidae) in which they placed Micrixalidae (their Micrixalinae) as the sister taxon of Dicroglossidae (their Dicroglossinae). Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, in their study of Genbank sequences, suggested that Micrixalidae is the sister taxon of all ranoids save Ptychadenidae. Blackburn and Wake, 2011, In Zhang (ed.), Zootaxa, 3148: 39-55, briefly reviewed the taxonomic history of this taxon. Vitt and Caldwell, 2013, Herpetology, 4th Ed., provided a summary of life history, diagnosis, and taxonomy.
Contained taxa (24 sp.):
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