From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Physalaemus gracilis.jpg
Physalaemus gracilis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Leptodactylidae
Subfamily: Leiuperinae
Genus: Physalaemus
Fitzinger, 1826
Type species
Physalaemus cuvieri
Fitzinger, 1826
About 47 species (see text)

Paludicola Wagler, 1830
Liuperus Cope, 1861 "1860"
Gomphobates Reinhardt and Lütken, 1862 "1861"
Eupemphix Steindachner, 1863
Nattereria Steindachner, 1864

Physalaemus is a large genus of leptodactylid frogs. These frogs, sometimes known as dwarf frogs or foam frogs, are found in South America.[1] It is very similar to Leptodactylus, a close relative, and indeed the recently rescribed Leptodactylus lauramiriamae is in some aspects intermediate between them.[2]


There are 47[1] or 46 species (AmphibiaWeb lists Physalaemus nattereri as Eupemphix nattereri ):[3]


  1. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Physalaemus Fitzinger, 1826". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Heyer, W. Ronald & Crombie, Ronald I. (2005): Leptodactylus lauramiriamae, a distinctive new species of frog (Amphibia: Anura: Leptodactylidae) from Rondônia, Brazil. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 118(3): 590–595. DOI: 10.2988/0006-324X(2005)118[590:LLADNS]2.0.CO;2 HTML abstract
  3. ^ "Leptodactylidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2016.