Stumpffia Boettger, 1881

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Cophylinae > Genus: Stumpffia
44 species

Stumpffia Boettger, 1881, Zool. Anz., 4: 360. Type species: Stumpffia psologlossa Boettger, 1881, by monotypy. 

English Names

Stump-toed Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 93). 




Placed in the synonymy of Rhombophryne by Peloso, Frost, Richards, Rodrigues, Donnellan, Matsui, Raxworthy, Biju, Lemmon, Lemmon, and Wheeler, 2016, Cladistics, 32: xxx, but removed by Tu, Yang, Liang, and Zhang, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 126: xxx. See accounts by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 105–111, revision by Vences and Glaw, 1991, Acta Biol. Benrodis, 3: 203–219, and accounts by Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 126–131. Wollenberg, Vieites, van der Meijden, Glaw, Cannatella, and Vences, 2008, Evolution, 62: 1890–1907, Peloso, Frost, Richards, Rodrigues, Donnellan, Matsui, Raxworthy, Biju, Lemmon, Lemmon, and Wheeler, 2016, Cladistics, 32: 113–140, suggested that Stumpffia is non-monophyletic, but the subsequent recognition of Anilany and Mini, as well as some reidentifications have resolved this issue. Megson, Mitchell, Köhler, Marsh, Franzen, Glaw, and D'Cruze, 2009, Herpetol. Notes, 2: 31-44, reported two unnamed species from the Ampombofofo area in the extreme north of Madagascar. Köhler, Vences, D'Cruze, and Glaw, 2010, J. Zool., London, 282: 21–38, discussed the molecular and morphological systematics of Stumpffia, noting a number of new and unnamed species. See comments under Rhombophryne for relevant systematic literature for StumpffiaRakotoarison, Scherz, Bletz, Razafindraibe, Glaw, and Vences, 2019, Salamandra, 55: 115–123, reported on the multiple colonizations and community assembly of the Marojejy Massif in north-eastern Madagascar. Considered part of a very enlarged Rhombophryne by Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 210, on phylogenetic grounds, although provisionally not followed here due to the possibility of misidentifications (DRF). See comment regarding the monophyly of this taxon under Rhombophryne mangabensis

Contained taxa (44 sp.):

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