Nasikabatrachus Biju and Bossuyt, 2003

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Nasikabatrachidae > Genus: Nasikabatrachus
2 species

Nasikabatrachus Biju and Bossuyt, 2003, Nature, 425: 711. Type species: Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis Biju and Bossuyt, 2003, by original designation.

English Names

Pig-nosed Frogs (Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Deepak, and Kulkarni, 2023, Fauna India Checklist, vers. 5.0 : 8).


Western Ghats of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, India. 


Considered to be the sister taxon of Sooglossidae in the original publication (Biju and Bossuyt, 2003, Nature, 425: 711-714). See also Hedges, 2003, Nature, 425: 669-670. Dutta, Vasudevan, Chaitra, Shanker, and Aggarwal, 2004, Curr. Sci., Bangalore, 86: 211–216, noted an undescribed species in this genus and discussed phylogeny. Scott, 2005, Cladistics, 21: 521, suggested on the basis of external morphological characteristics provided in the original description that Nasikabatrachus might be closely related to Hemisus (Hemisotidae) although molecular data do not bear this out. 

Contained taxa (2 sp.):

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