Scaphiophryne Boulenger, 1882

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Scaphiophryninae > Genus: Scaphiophryne
10 species

Scaphiophryne Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 472. Type species: Scaphiophryne marmorata Boulenger, 1882, by monotypy.

Pseudohemisus Mocquard, 1895, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 8, 7: 108. Type species: Hemisus obscurus Grandidier, 1872, by monotypy. Synonymy by Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 23, although having the type species as a nomen inquirienda makes this synonymy provisional (DRF).

English Names

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




Blommers-Schlösser and Blanc, 1991, Faune de Madagascar, 75: 21–34, provided accounts for the species as understood at the time. Grosjean, Glos, Teschke, Glaw, and Vences, 2007, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 151: 555–576, recognized two phenotypic groups (subgenera Scaphiophryne and Pseudohemisus) and discussed the divergent larval morphologies. Scherz, Schmidt, Crottini, Miralles, Rakotoarison, Raselimanana, Köhler, Glaw, and Vences, 2021, Zootaxa, 4938: 392–420, discussed the molecular phylogenetics, morphometrics, calls, and nomenclature of the species within the genus. 

Contained taxa (10 sp.):

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