Dischidodactylus Lynch, 1979

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Genus: Dischidodactylus
2 species

Dischidodactylus Lynch, 1979, Am. Mus. Novit., 2680: 5. Type species: Elosia duidensis Rivero, 1968, by original designation.

DischiodactylusPyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 581. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

Mount Duida Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 71).


Cerro Duida and Tepui Marahuaca, Venezuela.


Lynch, 1979, Am. Mus. Novit., 2680: 5, placed this genus in his Telmatobiinae despite the similarity of its peculiar digit morphology to that of Hylodinae according to D.C. Cannatella in Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 265. Assignment to Strabomantidae or Strabomantinae by Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 1-182, was provisional due to not being included in their analysis. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, also did not include this taxon in their analysis and placed it provisionally as incertae sedis within Craugastoridae. Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 125, transferred this genus to Ceuthomantinae (as Pristimantinae), Craugastoridae. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 111, noted the incertainty surrounding the taxonomic placement of this genus. Ospina-Sarria and Grant, 2022, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 195: 986, placed the genus within Craugastoridae

Contained taxa (2 sp.):

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