Barygenys Parker, 1936

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Barygenys
9 species

Barygenys Parker, 1936, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 10, 17: 73. Type species: Barygenys cheesmanae Parker, 1936, by original designation.

English Names

Papua Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 87).


High elevations of the western highlands of Papua New Guinea to the Louisiade Archipelago; expected in adjacent Papua, Indonesia.


See Zweifel, 1981 "1980", Pacific Sci., 34: 269-275, for a key to species and cladogram. See comments under Asterophryinae and Genyophryninae. Köhler and Günther, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 47: 353-365, on the basis of molecular evidence suggested that Barygenys is phylogenetically imbedded within a nonmonophyletic "Cophixalus". Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, in their study of Genbank sequences, did not reject this due to reduced taxon sampling. Rivera, Kraus, Allison, and Butler, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 112: 7, questioned the monophyly of this genus. 

Contained taxa (9 sp.):

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