Poyntonia Channing and Boycott, 1989

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

Poyntonia Channing and Boycott, 1989, Copeia, 1989: 467. Type species: Poyntonia paludicola Channing and Boycott, 1989, by original designation.

English Names

Reserve Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 104).

Marsh Frogs (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 313; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 391).


As for the single species.


Wiens, Sukumaran, Pyron, and Brown, 2009, Evolution, 63: 1217–1231, suggested this taxon to be the sister of Cacosternum. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543–583, confirmed this except to note that Microbatrachella is imbedded within Cacosternum.

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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