Paedophryne Kraus, 2010

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Asterophryinae > Genus: Paedophryne
7 species

Paedophryne Kraus, 2010, ZooKeys, 48: 41. Type species: Paedophryne kathismaphlox Kraus, 2010, by original designation.

English Names

None noted.


Known from one mountains of southeastern Papua New Guinea (Milne Bay Province) and from one mountain on nearby Fergusson Island, D’Entrecasteaux Islands.


See comments under Cophixalus and Paedophryne. Kraus, 2011, ZooKeys, 154: 77, provided a map of the four species known at the time. Kraus, 2015, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 745: 1-11, discussed relationships of the taxon. Tu, Yang, Liang, and Zhang, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 126: 87, found Paedophryne to render Oreophryne paraphyletic. Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 418, recovered Paedophryne as monophyletic, the sister taxon of Barygenus exsul. These authors essentially threw up their hands at the phylogenetic and taxonomic chaos that is asterophryine genera and placed Paedophryne as a synonymy of a very enlarged Asterophrys

Contained taxa (7 sp.):

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