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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Suborder: Neobatrachia
Family: Microhylidae
Subfamily: Microhylinae
Genus: Nelsonophryne
Frost, 1987

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Glossostoma Günther, 1901

Nelsonophryne is a small genus of microhylid frogs.

The type species Nelsonophryne aterrima was described by Albert Günther as Glossostoma aterrimum in 1901. The genus Glossostoma was then synonymised to Microhyla by Hampton Wildman Parker but later resurrected. Since Glossostoma was a junior homonym of a flatworm genus, a replacement name Nelsonophryne (Nelson frogs) was given by Darrel Frost in 1987.[1]


Amphibian Species of the World considers Nelsonophryne to be a valid genus with two species.[1] In the classification provided by Amphibiaweb, the species are included in Ctenophryne.[2]


  1. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Nelsonophryne Frost, 1987". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation". 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.