Phyzelaphryne Heyer, 1977

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Eleutherodactylidae > Subfamily: Phyzelaphryninae > Genus: Phyzelaphryne
2 species

Phyzelaphryne Heyer, 1977, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 31: 152. Type species: Phyzelaphryne miriamae Heyer, 1977, by original designation.

English Names

Miriam's Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 83).


Southern Amazon basin in drainage of Madeira and Tapajos rivers, Brazil.


Considered a synonym of Eleutherodactylus by Lynch, 1980, Am. Mus. Novit., 2696: 1-24, and Lynch and Lescure, 1980, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Sect. A, Zool., 2: 311. The genus was resurrected by Hoogmoed and Lescure, 1984, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 58: 85. See comment under Phyzelaphryne miriamae. See comment under Adelophryne and Phyzelaphryninae. Simões, Costa, Rojas-Runjaic, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Sturaro, Peloso, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2018, Zootaxa, 4532: 203–230, noted unnamed species in the vicinity of Leticia, Colombia, and in the vicinity of the Rio Purus and Rio Juruá, Amazonas, Brazil.  

Contained taxa (2 sp.):

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