Rupirana Heyer, 1999

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leptodactylidae > Subfamily: Paratelmatobiinae > Genus: Rupirana
1 species

Rupirana Heyer, 1999, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 112: 26. Type species: Rupirana cardosoi Heyer, 1999, by original designation.

English Names

None noted.


As for the single species.


Most similar to Thoropa according to the original publication, although also noting that these similarities are plesiomorphic. Dubois, 2005, Alytes, 23: 12; without discussion, placed Rupirana in his Cycloramphinae. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543–583, considered Rupirana of questionable placement due to lack of treatment. Fouquet, Blotto, Maronna, Verdade, Juncá, de Sá, and Rodrigues, 2013, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 67: 445–457, on the basis of molecular data, placed Rupirana into Paratelmatobiinae of Leptodactylidae.

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