Scythrophrys Lynch, 1971

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

Scythrophrys Lynch, 1971, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 53: 162. Type species: Zachaenus sawayae Cochran, 1953, by original designation.

English Names

Banhado Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 84).


Serra do Mar in the states of Paraná and Santa Catarina, Brazil.


Considered as having uncertain relationships to other genera, according to Heyer, 1983, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 30: 276. Lourenço, Garcia, and Recco-Pimentel, 2003, Genet. Mol. Biol., 26: 139–143, discussed restriction fragment analysis of rDNA and suggested a close relationship with Paratelmatobius. See comment under Paratelmatobius. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543–583, confirmed this relationship.

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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