Chrysobatrachus Laurent, 1951

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Genus: Chrysobatrachus
1 species

Chrysobatrachus Laurent, 1951, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 376. Type species: Chrysobatrachus cupreonitens Laurent, 1951, by monotypy.

English Names

Itombwe Golden Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 66).

Copper Frogs (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 148).


As for the single species.


Laurent, 1964, Evolution, 18: 458–467, suggested a close relationship with Hyperolius. Drewes, 1984, Occas. Pap. California Acad. Sci., 139: 39, concluded that Chrysobatrachus was the sister-taxon of Acanthixalus + Callixalus. Unassigned to subfamily by Nečas, Kielgast, Nagy, Chifundera, and Gvoždík, 2022, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 174 (107514): 8.

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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