Ceratobatrachidae

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Ceratobatrachidae
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Ceratobatrachus guentheri
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Clade: 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]

Ceratobatrachidae was formerly treated as a subfamily (i.e., Ceratobatrachinae) in the family Ranidae (true frogs), but have now been re-classified as a separate family. The following genera are recognised:[1]

  • Subfamily Alcalinae Brown, Siler, Richards, Diesmos, and Cannatella, 2015
  • Subfamily Ceratobatrachinae Boulenger, 1884
  • Subfamily Liuraninae Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010

Formerly, the following genera were also recognized in the family Ceratobatrachidae, but have now been merged into the genera above.

Distribution[edit]

Ceratobatrachidae is distributed across Island Southeast Asia,[3] as well as in the Eastern Himalayas.

Genus Liurana
Genus Alcalus
Genus Platymantis
  • Philippines:
Genus Cornufer

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 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. ^ Brown, Rafe M.; Siler, Cameron D.; Richards, Stephen J.; Diesmos, Arvin C.; Cannatella, David C. (2015). "Multilocus phylogeny and a new classification for Southeast Asian and Melanesian forest frogs (family Ceratobatrachidae)". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 174 (1): 130–168. doi:10.1111/zoj.12232.
  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.