Occidozyginae Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Occidozyginae
17 species

Occydozyginae Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990, Key to Chinese Amph.: 123. Type genus: Occidozyga Kuhl and Van Hasselt, 1822.

OccydozyginaeDubois, Ohler, and Biju, 2001, Alytes, 19: 55.

OccydozyginiDubois, 2005, Alytes, 23: 16.

Occidozygidae — Borah, Bordoloi, Purkayastha, Das, Dubois, and Ohler, 2013, Herpetozoa, Wien, 26: 39. Unexplained ranking. 

Ingeranini Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Herpetol. Sinica, 12: 19. Type genus: Ingerana Dubois, 1986. 

Ingeraninae — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 243. Subfamily. 

English Names

Java Frogs (Li, Zhao, and Dong, 2010, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 48).


Southern China, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaya, Vietnam, western and southern China, Philippines, Greater and Lesser Sunda Islands as far as Flores.


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, reported on the phylogenetics of the group and provided a history of taxonomic treatment. See comment under Ingerana for recent changes in the content of this taxon. Hasan, Islam, Khan, Igawa, Alam, Tjong, Kurniawan, Joshy, Yong, Belabut, Kurabayashi, Kuramoto, and Sumida, 2014, Turkish J. Zool., 38: 389–411, provided a ML tree based on 16S mtDNA that suggested that Occidozgyginae is more closely related to Nyctibatrachidae than to Dicroglossinae. Köhler, Vargas, Than, Schell, Janke, Pauls, and Thammachoti, 2021, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 71: 1–26, discussed and redelimited the generic boundaries of Phrynoglossus and Occidozyga on the basis of morphology and an mtDNA tree that differs significantly from the more data-heavy, but terminal-lighter, tree of Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 558. 

Contained taxa (17 sp.):

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