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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Anura
Subordo: Neobatrachia
Familia: Pyxicephalidae
Subfamilia: Cacosterninae
Genus: Anhydrophryne
Species: A. hewitti - A. rattrayi


Anhydrophryne Hewitt, 1919

Type species: Anhydrophryne rattrayi Hewitt, 1919


* Hewitt, 1919, Rec. Albany Mus., 3: 182.
* Amphibian Species of the World 5.1 Anhydrophryne access date 27 June 2008

Vernacular names

Anhydrophryne is a genus of frogs in the family Pyxicephalidae, formerly in Petropedetidae. It is endemic to South Africa. Until recently, the genus was monotypic, containing only Anhydrophryne rattrayi, until it absorbed two more species formerly classified as belonging to genus Arthroleptella.[1][2][3]

The genus contains these species:[1]

Anhydrophryne hewitti (FitzSimons, 1947) – Hewitt's moss frog
Anhydrophryne ngongoniensis (Bishop and Passmore, 1993) – Ngoni moss frog
Anhydrophryne rattrayi Hewitt, 1919 – Hogsback frog


Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Anhydrophryne Hewitt, 1919". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
"Anhydrophryne hewitti". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 20 January 2012.
"Anhydrophryne ngongoniensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 20 January 2012.

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