Mesobatrachia

suborder of frogs and toads

Mesobatrachia is the second largest of the Anura suborders of amphibians. It has 6 families, 20 genera and 168 species. The name suggests they are moderately old.

Mesobatrachia
Rhinophrynus dorsalis.jpg
Rhinophrynus dorsalis
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Mesobatrachia
Families

Megophryidae
Pelobatidae
Pelodytidae
Scaphiopodidae
Rhinophrynidae
Pipidae

Mesobatrachia are a newer group. They were identified in 1993.

ReferencesEdit

  • Gissi, Carmela (February 2006). "Mitochondrial phylogeny of Anura (Amphibia): A case study of congruent phylogenetic reconstruction using amino acid and nucleotide characters". Gene. 366 (2): 228–237. doi:10.1016/j.gene.2005.07.034. PMID 16307849. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  • San Mauro, Diego (May 2005). "Initial diversification of living amphibians predated the breakup of Pangaea". American Naturalist. 165 (5): 590–599. doi:10.1086/429523. PMID 15795855. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)