Hoplophryne Barbour and Loveridge, 1928

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Hoplophryninae > Genus: Hoplophryne
2 species

Hoplophryne Barbour and Loveridge, 1928, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., 50: 253. Type species: Hoplophryne uluguruensis Barbour and Loveridge, 1928, by original designation.

English Names

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

Three-fingered Frogs (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 223).


Usambara, Uluguru, Nguru, and Magrotto mountains, Tanzania.


See accounts by Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 223-226. Menegon, Doggart, and Owen, 2008, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 3: 107-127, reported an undescribed species from the Nguru Mountains of eastern Tanzania. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 110–111, provided brief accounts, photographs, and range maps for the species.

Contained taxa (2 sp.):

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