Xanthophryne Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Giri, Loader, and Bossuyt, 2009

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Xanthophryne
2 species

Xanthophryne Biju, Van Bocxlaer, Giri, Loader, and Bossuyt, 2009, BMC Res. Notes, 2 (241): 3. Type species: Bufo koynayensis Soman, 1963, by original designation.

English Names

None noted.


Amboli and Koyna in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, southern India.


Van Bocxlaer, Loader, Roelants, Biju, Menegon, and Bossuyt, 2010, Science, 327: 679–682, suggested that Xanthophryne is the sister taxon of Duttaphrynus. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543–583, suggested that Xanthophryne renders Duttaphrynus paraphyletic (although this is difficult to see because the authors explicitly adopted a non-monophyletic and out-dated taxonomy). Sreekumar and Dinesh, 2020, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 120: 33–40, discussed the range in Maharashtra, India, in terms of agro-climatic zones. 

Contained taxa (2 sp.):

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