Nannophrys

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Nannophrys
Nannophrys guentheri.jpg
Nannophrys guentheri
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dicroglossidae
Subfamily: Dicroglossinae
Genus: Nannophrys
Günther, 1869
Type species
Nannophrys ceylonensis
Günther, 1869

Nannophrys is a genus of frogs endemic to Sri Lanka. It used to be placed in the large frog family Ranidae but a phylogenetic study was undertaken using DNA sequences and it is now included in the family Dicroglossidae. They are sometimes known under the common name streamlined frogs.[1][2]

Ecology[edit]

Nannophrys species are flat-bodied frogs that are adapted to live among narrow, horizontal rock crevices near clear-water streams.[3]

Species[edit]

Four species are placed in the genus:[1][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Nannophrys Günther, 1869". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Vences, M.; Wanke, S.; Odierna, G.; Kosuch, J.; Veith, M. (2000). "Molecular and karyological data on the south Asian ranid genera Indirana, Nyctibatrachus and Nannophrys (Anura: Ranidae)" (PDF). Hamadryad. 25 (2): 75–82. 
  3. ^ Senevirathne, Gayani; Meegaskumbura, Madhava (2015). "Life among crevices: osteology of Nannophrys marmorata (Anura: Dicroglossidae)". Zootaxa. 4032 (2): 241–245. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4032.2.12. 
  4. ^ "Dicroglossidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2015.