Micryletta Dubois, 1987

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Microhylinae > Genus: Micryletta
13 species

Micryletta Dubois, 1987, Alytes, 6: 4. Type species: Microhyla inornata Boulenger, 1890, by original designation.

English Names

Paddy Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 91; Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 8).


Northeastern India and Taiwan to Yunnan, China, and West Malaysia and Sumatra; Nicobar and Andaman Is. (India).


This taxon was not recognized subsequently by Zhao and Adler, 1993, Herpetol. China: 163, as distinct from Microhyla. Orlov, Murphy, Ananjeva, Ryabov, and Ho, 2002, Russ. J. Herpetol., 9: 100, regarded Microhyla erythropoda as a member of Micryletta; without discussion. Formerly in the Old World component of Microhylinae; Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 225, removed Micryletta from any subfamily pending resolution of its phylogenetic placement. van der Meijden, Vences, Hoegg, Boistel, Channing, and Meyer, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 44: 1017-1030, on the basis of DNA sequence data placed Micryletta as a member of Microhylinae (sensu stricto). Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, placed this genus as the sister taxon of a group composed of Chaperina, Glyphoglossus, Calluella, and Microhyla. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2:916-924, provided a key, accounts, and spot maps for Chinese species. Miller, Zug, Wogan, Lee, and Mulcahy, 2021, Ichthyol. & Herpetol., 109: 245–257, discussed phylogeny and distribution, with a primary focus on Myanmar. 

Contained taxa (13 sp.):

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