Scaphiophryne Boulenger, 1882

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Scaphiophryninae > Genus: Scaphiophryne
9 species

Scaphiophryne Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 472. Type species: Scaphiophryne marmorata Boulenger, 1882, by monotypy.

Pseudohemisus Mocquard, 1895, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 8, 7: 108. Type species: Hemisus obscurus Grandidier, 1872, by monotypy. Synonymy by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 23, although having the type species as a nomen inquirienda makes this synonymy provisional (DRF).

English Names

Rain Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 114).




Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 21-34, provided accounts for the species as understood at the time. Grosjean, Glos, Teschke, Glaw, and Vences, 2007, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 151: 555-576, recognized two phenotypic groups (subgenera Scaphiophryne and Pseudohemisus), although whether these groups are diagnosable in a phylogenetic sense is unclear at this time.

Contained taxa (9 sp.):

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