Phrynobatrachidae

Phrynobatrachidae Laurent, 1941

Common Names

Puddle Frogs (English)

Languages: English

Overview

Summary

The “puddle frogs” are small brown frogs with variable color patterns and small raised bumps on the dorsum. They are commonly found near puddles, streams or flooded grassy areas. Several new species have been discovered recently and there are likely many undescribed species (Text from Harper et al., 2010).

Author(s): Zimkus, Breda
Rights holder(s): Zimkus, Breda

Distribution

This family is confined to sub-Saharan Africa (Harper et al., 2010).

Author(s): Zimkus, Breda
Rights holder(s): Zimkus, Breda

Taxonomic Children

Total: 1

Phrynobatrachus Günther, 1862

References

Fretey, T. (2008).  Review of African genera Arthroleptis Smith, 1849 and Phrynobatrachus Gunther, 1862 (Amphibia, Anura). Alytes (Paris). 25, 99-172. Abstract
Zimkus, B. M., Rödel M-O., & Hillers A. (2010).  Complex patterns of speciation and diversity among African frogs (genus Phrynobatrachus). Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution. 55, 883-900.