The Family Myobatrachidae is a member of the Superfamily Myobatrachoidea. Here is the complete "parentage" of Myobatrachidae:
- Domain: Eukaryota
Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
- Kingdom: Animalia
C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
- Subkingdom: Bilateria
(Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 - bilaterians
- Branch: Deuterostomia
Grobben, 1908 - Deuterostomes
- Infrakingdom: Chordonia
(Haeckel, 1874) Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Phylum: Chordata
Bateson, 1885 - Chordates
- Subphylum: Vertebrata
Cuvier, 1812 - Vertebrates
- Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
auct. - Jawed Vertebrates
- Superclass: Tetrapoda
Goodrich, 1930 - Tetrapods
- Class: Amphibia (am-FIB-ee-uh) Gray, 1825
- Superclass: Tetrapoda Goodrich, 1930 - Tetrapods
- Infraphylum: Gnathostomata auct. - Jawed Vertebrates
- Subphylum: Vertebrata Cuvier, 1812 - Vertebrates
- Phylum: Chordata Bateson, 1885 - Chordates
- Infrakingdom: Chordonia (Haeckel, 1874) Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Branch: Deuterostomia Grobben, 1908 - Deuterostomes
- Subkingdom: Bilateria (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 - bilaterians
- Kingdom: Animalia C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
The Family Myobatrachidae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Genus (22): Arenophryne · Assa · Bryobatrachus · Camariolius · Crinia · Geocrinia · Helioporus · Kyarranus · Lymnodynastes · Megistolotis · Metacrinia · Mixophyes · Myobatrachus · Paracrinia · Phanerotis · Pseudophryne · Ranidella · Rheobatrachus · Spicospina · Taudactylus · Uperoleia · Uperolia
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 118 species and subspecies in the Family Myobatrachidae.
The Northern Sandhill Frog (Arenophryne rotunda) is a small, fossorial frog native to a small region of the Western Australian coast. It was formerly considered the sole species within the Arenophryne genus until a new species of frog called the Southern Sandhill Frog was discovered about 100 kilometers from Geraldton, Western Australia in Kalbarri National Park and given the scientific name Arenophryne xiphorhyncha. [more]
Assa or ASSA may refer to: [more]
Crinia is a genus of frog, native to Australia, and part of the family Myobatrachidae. It consists of small frogs, which are distributed throughout most of Australia, excluding the central arid regions. Many of the species within this genus are non-distinguishable through physical characteristics, and can only be distinguished by their calls. [more]
Geocrinia is a genus of frogs in the family Myobatrachidae. These frogs are endemic to Australia. All the species in this genus were originally referred to as Crinia. Further studies showed there was some considerable differences between this group of frogs and Crinia. These differences included; a slightly sturdier body, smoother skin on the ventral surface and the greatest difference, the reproductive nature, laying the eggs outside of water. Some species of Geocrinia go through the tadpole stage entirely in the egg capsule while others develop initially in the egg then hatch when sufficient rain falls for them to complete their larval development in water. Five of the seven species live in Western Australia while the other two species are confined to south-eastern Australia. [more]
Metacrinia nichollsi is a species of Australian frog, commonly named as the Forest (or Nicholls') Toadlet. It is endemic to Southwest Australia, occurring between Dunsborough and Albany. [more]
The barred frogs are a group of frogs in the genus Mixophyes. They are the largest of the Australian ground frogs, from the Myobatrachidae family. [more]
Myobatrachus gouldii, the turtle frog is an Western Australian frog, and the only species in the genus Myobatrachus. It has a small head, and short limbs, but a round body, up to 45 millimetres (1.8 in) long. [more]
The Haswell's frog (Paracrinia haswelli) is a small ground frog found around coastal swamps in eastern Australia from around Port Macquarie, New South Wales to the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. It is the only member of the genus Paracrinia. [more]
Pseudophryne is a genus of small Myobatrachid frogs. All of these frogs are small terrestrial frogs, and as such, most species are commonly called toadlets (pseudo- meaning deceptive, phryne meaning toad). The genus is comrpised of thirteen species, ten from eastern Australia, and three from Western Australia. Species within the Pseudophryne genus lay their eggs on moist ground. The tadpoles develop within the eggs, and once they reach hatching size, will become dormant. Once sufficient rain occurs to flush the eggs into a creek or river, the eggs will hatch and release tadpoles into the water. Many of the species within this genus have the ability to form hybrids. [more]
The gastric-brooding frogs or Platypus frogs (Rheobatrachus) were a genus of ground-dwelling frogs native to Queensland in eastern Australia. The genus consisted of only two species, both of which became extinct in the mid-1980s. The genus was unique because it contained the only two known frog species that incubated the prejuvenile stages of their offspring in the stomach of the mother. [more]
The Sunset Frog (Spicospina flammocaerulea) is a species of ground-dwelling frog native to south-west Western Australia, Australia. It is the only species in the genus Spicospina. It is known from only 27 sites, all occurring east and northeast of Walpole. [more]
Taudactylus is a genus of frogs in the family Myobatrachidae. These frogs are endemic to rainforest areas of coastal eastern Australia, most of this genus inhabit fast flowing streams in highland area. Most members of this genus have suffered serious declines, in which the disease chytridiomycosis appears to have played a significant role: T. dirunus is believed to be extinct, while all others except T. liemi are listed as critically endangered by the IUCN. These listings are conservative, and it is likely T. acutirostris, presently listed as critically endangered, already is extinct. [more]
Uperoleia is a genus of , native to Australia in the family Myobatrachidae. These are small squat frog, more commonly known as "toadlets". They have glandular skin, often with a pair of raised glands behind each eye, or on the flanks. They have bumpy, rough skin giving them the appearance of a small toad hence the name "toadlet". There are two distinct types of calls Uperoleia species make. Either a "click" or a "squelch". It is rare that more than one species of this genus is found together at the one locality. These species in this genus show great similarities in body shape and coloration making them difficult to tell apart. Call analysis and skull anatomy is often required to confirm identification. This genus is the largest of any in the Myobatrachidae family. [more]
More info about the Genus Uperolia may be found here.
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