Aubria

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Aubria
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pyxicephalidae
Subfamily: Pyxicephalinae
Genus: Aubria
Boulenger, 1917
Type species
Rana subsigillata
Duméril, 1856

Aubria is a small genus of frogs, with two (possibly three[1]) known species. All members of this genus are found in West Africa. Their common name is ball frogs or fishing frogs.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The genus name Aubria is in honour of Charles Eugène Aubry-Lecomte, a French colonial administrator and an amateur naturalist.[3]

Species[edit]

There are two recognized species:[2]

The status of Aubria occidentalis is disputed; following the Amphibian Species of the World[4] it is here treated as a synonym of Aubria subsigillata.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pyxicephalidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Aubria Boulenger, 1917". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Bo Beolens; Michael Watkins; Michael Grayson (22 April 2013). The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians. Pelagic Publishing. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-907807-44-2. 
  4. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Aubria subsigillata (Duméril, 1856)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 1 May 2014.