Amietia

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Amietia
Amietia angolensis (common river frog).jpg
Amietia angolensis (Angola river frog)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pyxicephalidae
Subfamily: Cacosterninae
Genus: Amietia
Dubois, 1987
Synonyms

Afrana Dubois, 1992

Amietia is a genus of frogs in the Pyxicephalidae family, endemic to central and southern Africa. The genus was formerly named Afrana, and was placed in the Ranidae family. They are commonly known as large-mouthed frogs or river frogs.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The generic name, Amietia, is in honor of French herpetologist Jean-Louis Amiet.

Species[edit]

There are 15 species in this genus:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Amietia Dubois, 1987". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 15 October 2013.