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Stumpffia sp., Marojejy, Madagascar (4023091420).jpg
Unidentified Stumpffia in Marojejy
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Microhylidae
Subfamily: Cophylinae
Genus: Stumpffia
Boettger, 1881
16 species (see text)

Stumpffia is a genus of microhylid frogs endemic to Madagascar.[1] The genus was proposed to be a junior synonym of Rhombophryne in 2016[2], but this proposal was contradicted and reversed by authors of a subsequent study.[3]. To keep Stumpffia monophyletic, the latter study established a new genus, Anilany for "Stumpffia" helenae, a species that would otherwise have rendered Stumpffia paraphyletic.[3]


There are 16 species, including one described in 2015:[1][4]


  1. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Stumpffia Boettger, 1881". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Peloso, P. L. V.; Frost, D. R.; Richards, S. J.; Rodrigues, M. T.; Donnellan, S.; Matsui, M.; Raxworhty, C. J.; Biju, S. D.; Lemmon, E. M.; Lemmon, A. R.; Wheeler, W. C. (2016). "The impact of anchored phylogenomics and taxon sampling on phylogenetic inference in narrow-mouthed frogs (Anura, Microhylidae)". Cladistics. 32: 113–140. doi:10.1111/cla.12118. 
  3. ^ a b Scherz, Mark D.; Vences, Miguel; Rakotoarison, Andolalao; Andreone, Franco; Köhler, Jörn; Glaw, Frank; Crottini, Angelica (2016). "Reconciling molecular phylogeny, morphological divergence and classification of Madagascan narrow-mouthed frogs (Amphibia: Microhylidae)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 100: 372–381. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2016.04.019. 
  4. ^ a b Glaw, F.; D. Vallan; F. Andreone; D. Edmonds; R. Dolch; M. Vences (2015). "Beautiful bright belly: A distinctive new microhylid frog (Amphibia: Stumpffia) from eastern Madagascar". Zootaxa. 3925 (1): 120–128. doi:10.11646/zootaxa925.1.8.