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.


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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