Xenophrys Günther, 1864

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Megophryidae > Subfamily: Megophryinae > Genus: Xenophrys
29 species

Xenophrys Günther, 1864, Rept. Brit. India: 414. Type species: Xenophrys monticola Günther, 1864, by monotypy. 

Xenophrys — Khonsue and Thirakhupt, 2001, Nat. Hist. J. Chulalongkorn Univ., 1: 75; Ohler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 23; Chen, Zhou, Poyarkov, Stuart, Brown, Lathrop, Wang, Yuan, Jiang, Hou, Chen, Suwannapoom, Nguyen, Duong, Papenfuss, Murphy, Zhang, and Che, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 106: 42. Treatment as a genus.

Liuophrys Fei, Ye, and Jiang in Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1 : 614. Type species: Megophrys glandulosa Fei, Ye, and Huang, 1990.  

Grillitschia Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 133. Type species: Megophrys longipes Boulenger, 1885. 

English Names

None noted. 

Distribution

Nepal and Bhutan as well as southeastern Xizang (China) easter through northern Bangladesh, northeastern India, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, northern Vietnam, Cambodia, and southern China (north to Hunan, east to Jiangxi and south to Yunnan and Guangdong), and south to peninsular Malaysia.

Comment

See comments under Megophryidae and MegophrysKhonsue and Thirakhupt, 2001, Nat. Hist. J. Chulalongkorn Univ., 1: 75, Ohler, 2003, Alytes, 21: 23, and Delorme, Dubois, Grosjean, and Ohler, 2006, Alytes, 24: 6–21, had recognized Xenophrys but the earlier concept was shown by Li, Guo, and Wang, 2011, Curr. Zool., Chengdu, 57: 93–100, to be strongly paraphyletic. Chen, Zhou, Poyarkov, Stuart, Brown, Lathrop, Wang, Yuan, Jiang, Hou, Chen, Suwannapoom, Nguyen, Duong, Papenfuss, Murphy, Zhang, and Che, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 106: 28–43, provided a detailed molecular study of phylogeny which resulted in the recognition of a monophyletic XenophrysLyu, Zeng, Wang, Liu, Huang, Li, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 4927: 9–40, provided the phylogenetic work to recognize the genus and recognized three species groups (Xenophrys aceras group, Xenophrys major group, Xenophrys megacephala group, and Xenophrys vegrandis group), noted in the species records.  

Contained taxa (29 sp.):

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