Theloderma

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Theloderma
Theloderma corticale.jpg
Theloderma corticale
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Subfamily: Rhacophorinae
Genus: Theloderma
Tschudi, 1838
Type species
Theloderma leporosa Tschudi, 1838
Diversity
23 species (see text)

Theloderma is a genus of frogs in the family Rhacophoridae, subfamily Rhacophorinae. They are found in South, Southeast and East Asia. They are sometimes known as bug-eyed frogs or warty treefrogs. Their sister taxon is Nyctixalus. The taxonomy of this genus and Nyctixalus as well as "Theloderma" moloch has been in flux;[1] as of early 2017, the AmphibiaWeb includes Nyctixalus in Theloderma[2] whereas the Amphibian Species of the World keeps them separate.[1]

Species[edit]

Following the Amphibian Species of the World, there are 26 recognized species in the genus Theloderma:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Theloderma Tschudi, 1838". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Rhacophoridae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Jodi Rowley (2011-11-23). "Two new species of moss frog discovered". Australian Museum.