Pseudhymenochirus Chabanaud, 1920

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pipidae > Subfamily: Dactylethrinae > Genus: Pseudhymenochirus
1 species

Pseudhymenochirus Chabanaud, 1920, Bull. Com. Études Hist. Scient. Afr. Occid. Franç., 1920: 494. Type species: Pseudhymenochirus merlini Chabanaud, 1920, by monotypy.

English Names

Merlin's Clawed Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 96).


As for the single species.


Lamotte, 1963, Bull. Inst. Franç. Afr. Noire, Ser. A, 25: 944, and Arnoult and Lamotte, 1968, Bull. Inst. Fondam. Afr. Noire, Ser. A, 30: 293, considered Pseudhymenochirus as a subgenus of Hymenochirus. Sokol, 1977, J. Morphol., 154: 357, concluded that these genera were very closely related but distinctive primitive characters of Pseudhymenochirus may justify separation "if one so desires." Cannatella and Trueb, 1988, J. Herpetol., 22: 439-456, reported on the phylogenetic relationships of this genus.

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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