Nasikabatrachus

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Nasikabatrachus
Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis
Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Suborder: Neobatrachia
Superfamily: Sooglossoidea
Family: Nasikabatrachidae
Genus: Nasikabatrachus
Biju & Bossuyt, 2003
Species

Nasikabatrachus is a genus of frogs. It has been treated as the only genus in the family Nasikabatrachidae, or included in the family Sooglossidae. Two species are recognized, Nasikabatrachus bhupathi and Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis, both endemic to southern India. With its closest relatives in the Seychelles, Nasikabatrachus is thought to have evolved separately for millions of years. Its discovery added to the evidence that Madagascar and the Seychelles separated from the Indian landmass sometime well after the breakup of Gondwana had started.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biju, S. D.; Bossuyt, F. (2003). "New frog family from India reveals an ancient biogeographical link with the Seychelles". Nature. 425 (6959): 711–714. doi:10.1038/nature02019. PMID 14562102.