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Rhinoderma darwinii.jpg
Darwin's frog (Rhinoderma darwinii)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Suborder: Neobatrachia
Superfamily: Ranoidea
Families [1]


Ranoidea is a superfamily of frogs in the order Anura. Members of this superfamily are characterised by having the pectoral girdle fused into a single complex unit, having no ribs, and using an axillary grip during amplexus. The larvae have a single spiracle on the left side and complex mouthparts, or in some species, undergo direct development.[2]


  1. ^ Cannatella, David; Ford, Linda; Bockstanz, Lori (1995). "Neobatrachia". Tree of ife Web Project. Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  2. ^ Duellman, William E.; Zug, George R. "Anura: Critical appraisal". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2012-09-24.