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Oreophryne Boettger, 1895

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Oreophryne
55 species

Oreophryne Boettger, 1895, Zool. Anz., 18: 135. Type species: Oreophryne senckenbergiana Boettger, 1895 (=Microhyla achatina var. moluccensis Peters and Doria, 1878), by monotypy. Placed on Official List of Generic Names in Zoology by Opinion 1266, Anonymous, 1984, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 41: 12.

Mehelyia Wandolleck, 1911 "1910", Abh. Ber. Zool. Anthropol. Ethnograph. Mus. Dresden, 13: 7. Type species: Meheylia lineata Wandolleck, 1911 (= Sphenophryne biroi Méhely, 1897), by subsequent designation of Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 159. Synonymy by Nieden, 1926, Das Tierreich, 49: 38; Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 159.

English Names

Cross Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 91).

Distribution

Southern Philippine Islands, Sulwesi, and the Lesser Sunda Islands to New Guinea and New Britain.

Comment

See comment under Cophixalus. Placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology by the International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature, 1984, Opinion 1266, Anonymous, 1984, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 41: 12-14. Köhler and Günther, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 47: 353-365, suggested on the basis of molecular evidence that this taxon is monophyletic and the sister taxon of a taxon composed of a piece of "Cophixalus" (see comment under Cophixalus) and Barygenys. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, in their study of Genbank sequences, found Cophixalus balbus imbedded within this taxon. Wanger, Motzke, Saleh, and Iskandar, 2011, Salamandra, 47: 17-29, reported two unnamed species from central Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Contained taxa (55 sp.):

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