Ceratobatrachidae

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Ceratobatrachidae
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Ceratobatrachus guentheri
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Superfamily: Ranoidea
Family: Ceratobatrachidae
Boulenger, 1884
Type genus
Ceratobatrachus
Boulenger, 1884
Genera

5, see text.

Synonyms

Ceratobatrachinae

The Ceratobatrachidae are a family of frogs[1][2] found in the Malay Peninsula, Borneo, the Philippines, Palau, Fiji, New Guinea, and the Admiralty, Bismarck, and Solomon Islands.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

The Ceratobatrachidae have formerly been treated as a subfamily (i.e., Ceratobatrachinae) in the Ranidae family (true frogs), but they do not seem to be particularly closely related to other former ranids. The five genera are:[1]

The largest genus, Platymantis, is known to be paraphyletic. Solving this problem will likely lead to a more narrowly defined Platymantis, possibly by transferring some species (together with Batrachylodes) to a larger Ceratobatrachus.[3]

In addition, "Ingerana" baluensis (Boulenger, 1896) is placed incertae sedis in this family, as opposed to Dicroglossidae where the rest of Ingerana are.[1]

Life history[edit]

All Ceratobatrachidae lay eggs outside of water and undergo direct development where eggs hatch directly into froglets, without free-living tadpole stages.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Ceratobatrachidae Boulenger, 1884". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ceratobatrachidae Boulenger, 1884". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  3. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Platymantis Günther, 1858". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Fuiten, Allison Marie (2012). Skeletal Variation in Melanesian Forest Frogs (Anura: Ceratobatrachidae). M.A. thesis , University of Kansas. p. 69. Retrieved 22 February 2014.