The Family Pipidae is a member of the Superfamily Pipoidea. Here is the complete "parentage" of Pipidae:
- 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
- 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 Pipidae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Subfamily (2): Dactylethrinae · Pipinae
- Genus (8): Cordicephalus · Hymenochirus · Pipa · Pseudhymenochirus · Shelania · Silurana · Thoraciliacus · Xenopus
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 59 species and subspecies in the Family Pipidae.
African dwarf frogs can be found all around the spreading from tropical to subtropical Africa but the vast majority of them are from the Congo region. The African dwarf frog is an aquatic animal living nearly all its life entirely underwater, but needs to rise to the surface to breathe atmospheric air because they have lungs and not gills. They absorb oxygen through diffussion using specially adapted skin[clarification needed]. They are fairly small in size and don’t weigh more than a few ounces. They vary slightly in color but for the most part they are earth toned. These frogs' life expectancy can range anywhere from 5 to 18 years. [more]
Pseudhymenochirus merlini (also known as Melin's Dwarf Gray Frog) is a species of frog in the Pipidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Pseudhymenochirus. It is found in Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, and Sierra Leone. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, rivers, freshwater marshes, and intermittent freshwater marches. [more]
Silurana is a genus of in the Pipidae family. [more]
Xenopus (Gk., xeno=strange, pous=foot) is a genus of highly aquatic frogs native to Sub-Saharan Africa. There are 20 species in the Xenopus genus. They are known collectively as African Clawed Frogs or Platanna. The best-known species belonging to this genus is Xenopus laevis, which is commonly studied as a model organism. [more]
At least 35 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Xenopus.
More info about the Genus Xenopus may be found here.
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