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Discoglossus galganoi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Alytidae
Genus: Discoglossus
Otth, 1837
Type species
Discoglossus pictus
Otth, 1837

6 or 7, see text.

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Distribution of Discoglossus (in green)

Discoglossus (common name: painted frogs) is a genus of frogs in the Discoglossidae family found in southern Europe and northwestern Africa.[1]


There are six species in this genus.[1] The Hula painted frog (Latonia nigriventer) was included in this genus until further genetic analysis placed the hula painted frog in the genus Latonia.[2]

Binomial name and author Common name
Discoglossus galganoi Capula, Nascetti, Lanza, Bullini & Crespo, 1985 Iberian painted frog
Discoglossus jeanneae Busack, 1986 Spanish painted frog
Discoglossus montalentii Lanza, Nascetti, Capula, and Bullini, 1984 Corsican painted frog
Discoglossus pictus Otth, 1837 Mediterranean painted frog
Discoglossus sardus Tschudi In Otth, 1837 Tyrrhenian painted frog
Discoglossus scovazzi Camerano, 1878 Moroccan painted frog


  1. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Discoglossus Otth, 1837". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Discoglossus Otth, 1837". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  • C. Michael Hogan. 2012. Discoglossus. African Amphibians Lifedesk. ed. Breda Zimkus.
  • A. Salvador. 1996. Amphibians of Northwest Africa. Smithsonian Herpetological Information Service. 109, 1-43.