Mantophryne Boulenger, 1897

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Mantophryne
5 species

Mantophryne Boulenger, 1897, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 19: 12. Type species: Mantophryne lateralis Boulenger, 1897, by monotypy.

Pherohapsis Zweifel, 1972, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 148: 456. Type species: Pherohapsis menziesi Zweifel, 1972, by original designation. synonymy by Oliver, Rittmeyer, Kraus, Richards, and Austin, 2013, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 67: 606.  

English Names

Archipelago Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 90).

School Frogs (Pherohapsis [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 91).

Distribution

New Guinea and Louisiade Archipelago.

Comment

Resurrected from the synonymy of Phrynomantis (= Callulops of this catalogue) by Burton, 1986, Rec. S. Aust. Mus., 19: 405–450, where it had been placed by Zweifel, 1972, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 148: 476. Menzies, 2006, Frogs New Guinea & Solomon Is.: 252–254, provided a key and brief accounts for the species. Köhler and Günther, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 47: 353–365, were not able to include this taxon in their molecular analysis of Asterophryinae. Günther, Stelbrink, and von Rintelen, 2010, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 86: 245–256, did include Mantophryne in their molecular analysis and placed it as the sister taxon of Hylophorbus. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543–583, in their study of Genbank sequences, did not address this taxon. Oliver, Rittmeyer, Kraus, Richards, and Austin, 2013, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 67: 600–607, reported on the molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of the species within the genus. Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 418, 499, on the basis of recovering a very chaotic picture of the delimitation of asterophryine genera, placed all of them that they sampled, with the exception of Gastophrynoides into the synonymy of Asterophrys. Mantophryne was recovered as arguably paraphyletic, with Mantophryne menziesi as the sister of Hylophorbus, and a clade composed of Mantophryne laterals, Mantophryne louisiadensis, and Mantophryne axanthogaster as the sister of that combined clade. 

Contained taxa (5 sp.):

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