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Ghatixalus Biju, Roelants, and Bossuyt, 2008
Ghatixalus Biju, Roelants, and Bossuyt, 2008, Organisms Divers. Evol., 8: 269. Type species: Polypedates variabilis Jerdon, 1853, by original designation.
Western Ghats of South India.
The sister taxon of Polypedates according to the original publication. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, suggested that Ghatixalus is the sister taxon of a taxon composed of Chiromantis, Feihyla, Taruga [which they considered part of Polypedates], Polypedates, and Rhacophorus. Li, Li, Klaus, Rao, Hillis, and Zhang, 2013, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 110: 3441–3446, suggested on the basis of a Bayesian analysis suggested that Ghatixalus is the sister taxon of Taruga + Polypedates.
Contained taxa (2 sp.):
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