Microbatrachella Hewitt, 1926

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pyxicephalidae > Subfamily: Cacosterninae > Genus: Microbatrachella
1 species

Microbatrachella Hewitt, 1926, Ann. S. Afr. Mus., 20: corrigenda insert following p 450. Replacement name for Microbatrachus Hewitt, 1926.

Microbatrachus Hewitt, 1926, Ann. S. Afr. Mus., 20: 420. Type species: Phrynobatrachus capensis Boulenger, 1910, by original designation. Preoccupied by Microbatrachus Roux, 1910.

English Names

Micro Frogs (Van Dijk, 1978, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 17: 16; Passmore and Carruthers, 1979, S. Afr. Frogs: 176; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 297; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 386)

Cape Flats Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 102).


As for the single species.


Prior to be associated with the South African Pyxicephalidae radiation, considered to be a derivative of Phrynobatrachus by Poynton, 1964, Ann. Natal Mus., 17: 145. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543–583, suggested that recognition of Microbatrachella within including Cacosternum platys renders Cacosternum paraphyletic.

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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