Paradoxophyla Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Scaphiophryninae > Genus: Paradoxophyla
2 species

Paradoxophyla Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 34. Type species: Microhyla palmata Guibé, 1974, by original designation.

English Names

Web-foot Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 114).


Eastern and northeastern Madagascar. 


Haas, 2003, Cladistics, 19: 50, suggested that Paradoxophyla is the sister taxon of Phrynomantis (Phrynomerinae), rendering Scaphiophryninae either poly- or paraphyletic. 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 Paradoxophyla 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, placed Paradoxophyla as the sister taxon of Scaphiophryne on the basis of DNA sequence data and implied its inclusion in Scaphiophryninae.

Contained taxa (2 sp.):

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