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Sphenophryne Peters and Doria, 1878

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Sphenophryne
1 species

Sphenophryne Peters and Doria, 1878, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, 13: 430. Type species: Sphenophryne cornuta Peters and Doria, 1878, by monotypy.

English Names

Land Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 92).

Distribution

New Guinea.

Comment

Revision in Zweifel, 2000, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 253: 1-130. Köhler and Günther, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 47: 353–365, suggested on the basis of molecular evidence that this taxon is the possible sister taxon of Liophryne dentata. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543–583, confirmed this result.

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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