Hamptophryne Carvalho, 1954

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Gastrophryninae > Genus: Hamptophryne
2 species

Hamptophryne Carvalho, 1954, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 555: 7. Type species: Chiasmocleis boliviana Parker, 1927, by original designation.

Altigius Wild, 1995, Copeia, 1995: 838. Type species: Altigius alios Wild, 1995, by original designation. Synonymy by de Sá, Streicher, Sekonyela, Forlani, Loader, Greenbaum, Richards, and Haddad, 2012, BMC Evol. Biol., 12(241): 1-21.

English Names

Bleating Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 89).


Northern and western sides of the Amazon basin: State of Bolivar (Venezuela), French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia.

Geographics occurrence

Natural resident: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela


Most closely related to Arcovomer and Chiasmocleis but more "primitive" than either according to Carvalho, 1954, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 555: 8. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543–583, suggested Hamptophryne to be the sister taxon of a group composed of Dermatonotus, Elachistocleis, Hypopachus, and Gastrophryne.

Contained taxa (2 sp.):

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