Sphaerotheca (frog)

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Sphaerotheca
Tomopterna breviceps.jpg
Sphaerotheca breviceps
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dicroglossidae
Subfamily: Dicroglossinae
Genus: Sphaerotheca
Günther, 1859
Type species
Sphaerotheca strigata
Günther, 1859 "1858"

Sphaerotheca is a genus of true frogs. They can be found in South Asia. Molecular data suggest that they are closely related Fejervarya, perhaps as a monophyletic group within a paraphyletic Fejervarya.[1]

Species[edit]

As of 2014, the Amphibian Species of the World recognizes five species:[1]

Some sources, in particular the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the AmphibiaWeb,[2] include also the following two species that the Amphibian Species of the World considers synonyms of Sphaerotheca breviceps:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Sphaerotheca Günther, 1859". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sphaerotheca". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2013. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Sphaerotheca breviceps (Schneider, 1799)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 2 March 2014.