Dactylethrinae Hogg, 1838

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pipidae > Subfamily: Dactylethrinae
34 species

Dactylethridae Hogg, 1838, Ann. Nat. Hist., London, 1: 152. Type genus: Dactylethra Cuvier, 1829. See comment.

Astrodactylidae Hogg, 1839, Mag. Nat. Hist., N.S., 3: 152. Type genus: Astrodactylus Hogg, 1838 (= Asterodactylus Wagler, 1827). Synonymy with Pipidae by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 458.

Xenopoda Fitzinger, 1843, Syst. Rept.: 33. Type genus: Xenopus Wagler, 1827.

Dactylethrina — Bonaparte, 1850, Conspect. Syst. Herpetol. Amph.: 1 p.

Dactylethridae — Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: xvii.

Aglossa Leunis, 1860, Synops. Drei Naturr., Zool., Ed. 2: 335. Unavailable unranked taxon (below Family) to contain Pipa and Xenopus.

Astrodactylae — Duméril, 1863, Mem. Soc. Imp. Sci. Nat. Cherbourg, 9: 300.

Dactyletridae — Hoffmann, 1878, in Bronn (ed.), Die Klassen und Ordnungen des Thier-Reichs, 6(2): 598. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Dactylethrae — Peters, 1882, Naturwiss. Reise Mossambique, Zool. 3: 179.

Dactylethrida — Knauer, 1878, Naturgesch. Lurche: 103.

Xenopidae — Cope, 1889, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 34: 248.

Aglossidae Sollas, 1906, Zool. Rec., 42: 37.

Xenopodidae — Bolkay, 1919, Glasn. Zemaljskog Muz. Bosni Hercegov., 31: 348.

Hymenochiridae Bolkay, 1919, Glasn. Zemaljskog Muz. Bosni Hercegov., 31: 348. Type genus: Hymenochirus Boulenger, 1896.

Xenopodinae — Metcalf, 1923, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 120: 391.

Xenopinae — Noble, 1931, Biol. Amph.: 489; Van Dijk, 1966, Ann. Natal Mus., 18: 248.

Siluraninae Cannatella and Trueb, 1988, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 94: 32. Type genus: Silurana Gray, 1864.

Xenopodinomorpha Báez and Pugener, 2003, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 139: 454. Unavailable unranked taxon, coined within the family-group to include various fossil taxa and Xenopodinae (= Dactylethrinae).

Hymenochirini — Bewick, Chain, Heled, and Evans, 2012, Syst. Biol., 61: 913–926. Treatment as a tribe for Hymenochirus + Pseudhymenochirus.

Dactylethrini — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 129. Tribe. 

Hymenochirini — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 129. Tribe. 

English Names

None noted. 

Distribution

South of the Sahara in Africa.

Comment

See comment under Pipidae for access to literature. 

Contained taxa (34 sp.):

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