Asterophryinae

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Asterophryinae is a subfamily of microhylid frogs distributed in an area from the Peninsular Malaysia through the Malay Archipelago to northern Australia.[2]

Genera

The following genera are recognised in the subfamily Asterophryinae:[2]

The most species-rich genus is Oreophryne (71 species). Two genera are monotypic: Oninia and Siamophryne.[2]

The genera Siamophryne and Vietnamophryne were added to Asterophryinae in 2018.

Body size

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Phylogeny and evolution of body size in Asterophryinae. Colours of branches correspond to maximum male snout-vent length (Paedophryne) or average snout-vent length within each clade on a logarithmic scale.[3]

Microhylid frogs are generally small. A few species such as Callulops robustus and Asterophrys turpicola attain snout-vent lengths (SVL) in excess of 50 mm (2.0 in), whereas frogs in genus Paedophryne are particularly small, and Paedophryne amauensis is the world's smallest known vertebrate, attaining an average body size of only 7.7 mm (0.30 in) (range 7.0–8.0 mm).[3]

References

  1. ^ "Genyophryninae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  2. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Asterophryinae Günther, 1858". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b Rittmeyer, Eric N.; Allison, Allen; Gründler, Michael C.; Thompson, Derrick K.; Austin, Christopher C. (2012). "Ecological guild evolution and the discovery of the world's smallest vertebrate". PLoS ONE. 7 (1): e29797. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029797. PMC 3256195. PMID 22253785.
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Asterophryinae: Brief Summary

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Asterophryinae is a subfamily of microhylid frogs distributed in an area from the Peninsular Malaysia through the Malay Archipelago to northern Australia.

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