Asterophrys Tschudi, 1838

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Asterophrys
7 species

Asterophrys Tschudi, 1838, Classif. Batr.: 45, 82. Type species: Ceratophrys turpicola Schlegel, 1837, by monotypy.

Metamagnusia Günther, 2009, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 85: 172. Type species: Metamagnusia marani Günther, 2009, by original designation. Synonymy by Rivera, Kraus, Allison, and Butler, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 112: 7. 

Pseudocallulops Günther, 2009, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 85: 182. Type species: Callulops pullifer Günther, 2006, by original designation. Synonymy by Rivera, Kraus, Allison, and Butler, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 112: 7. 

English Names

New Guinea Bush Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 87).

Distribution

New Guinea.

Comment

Köhler and Günther, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 47: 353-365, on the basis of molecular evidence suggested that Asterophrys is phylogenetically imbedded within a nonmonophyletic Callulops. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543–583, corroborated this result. Metamagnusia was considered the sister taxon of Asterophrys according to the original publication. Günther, Stelbrink, and von Rintelen, 2010, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 86: 245-256, provided molecular relationships, suggesting that Metamagnusia is the sister taxon of AsterophrysPyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, confirmed this result but because they adopted an antiquated taxonomy this is difficult to appreciate. Rittmeyer, Allison, Gründler, Thompson, and Austin, 2012, PLoS One, 7 (1: e29797): Supplemental data, their figure S1, recovered Metamagnusia as nonmonophyletic with one species, Metamagnusia slateri forming the sister taxon of Asterophrys, and Metamagnusa marani forming the sister taxon of that group + Pseudocallulops. Pseudocallulops was considered to be the sister taxon of Asterophrys + Metamagnusia according to the original publication. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543–583, did not address Pseudocallulops. : 1–11, reported on the phylogenetics of the group and on the basis of denser taxon sampling placed Pseudocallulops and Metamagnusia into the synonymy of Asterophrys

Contained taxa (7 sp.):

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