Hoplobatrachus

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Hoplobatrachus
HoplobatrachusTigerinus.jpg
Hoplobatrachus tigerinus from the Western Ghats
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dicroglossidae
Subfamily: Dicroglossinae
Genus: Hoplobatrachus
Peters, 1863
Species

5 recognized species, see article.

Hoplobatrachus is a genus of frogs in the Dicroglossidae family.[1][2] This genus is found in both the Sub-Saharan Africa and southern and southeastern Asia. It is the sister taxon of Euphlyctis, although there is some evidence that it might be paraphyletic with respect to Euphlyctis. These frogs are sometimes known as the Peters frogs or crowned bullfrogs.[1]

Species[edit]

Hoplobatrachus has five described species:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Hoplobatrachus Peters, 1863". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hoplobatrachus Peters, 1863". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.