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Dyscophinae Boulenger, 1882

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Dyscophinae
3 species

Dyscophidae Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 179. Type genus: Dyscophus Grandidier, 1872.

DyscophinaeGadow, 1901, Amphibia and Reptiles: 139.

DyscophiinaeKuhn, 1965, Die Amphib.: 84.

DyscophidaeBossuyt and Roelants, 2009, in Hedges and Kumar (eds.), Timetree of Life: 358.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Madagascar.

Comment

See comment under Asterophryinae. Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae, considered Dyscophinae (sensu lato, as including Calluella, now in Microhylinae) to be the stem-group from which the rest of Microhylidae (excluding Scaphiophryninae; by implication) was derived. The literature of this controversy was reviewed by Blommers-Schlösser, 1975, Beaufortia, 24: 7-26, who retained the African and Indo-Malayan genera together in this group. See Blommers-Schlösser, 1976, Genetics, 46: 199-210, for karyotypes. 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: 226, restricted Dyscophinae to Dyscophus and transferred Calluella to Microhylinae. Bossuyt and Roelants, 2009, in Hedges and Kumar (eds.), Timetree of Life: 358, considered this taxon a distinct family based on its ancient origin. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, in their study of Genbank sequences, suggested that Dyscophinae is the sister of Microhylinae. @@@

Contained taxa (3 sp.):

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