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Ptychadena pumilio
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Superfamily: Ranoidea
Family: Ptychadenidae
Dubois, 1987


Ptychadenidae is a family of frogs.[1][2] These frogs occur in Sub-Saharan Africa. The common name of the family is grassland frogs.[1]

Ptychadenidae was previously considered to be a tribe or subfamily in the Ranidae family, but its position as a family is now well established.[1][2][3]

Subfamilies and genera[edit]

There are three genera with in total 52[3] to 55 species:[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Ptychadenidae Dubois, 1987". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Ptychadenidae Dubois, 1987". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  3. ^ a b "Ptychadenidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2014.