Sooglossidae

family of amphibians

The Seychelles frogs (Sooglossidae) are a family of frogs. They are found on the Seychelles Islands and India.

Seychelles frogs
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Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis
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Sooglossidae

All of the species are small land frogs, about 4 centimetres (1.6 in) in length. They hide under fallen leaves or in rock crevices. They lay their eggs on moist ground, rather than in water. One species lacks tadpoles, with the eggs hatching directly into froglets. The others carry the tadpoles on their back until metamorphosis.[1]

TaxonomyEdit

The family was first described in 1931 by Gladwyn Kingsley Noble (1894–1940).

ReferencesEdit

  1. Zweifel, Richard G. (1998). Cogger, H.G. & Zweifel, R.G. (ed.). Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians. San Diego: Academic Press. pp. 104–105. ISBN 978-0-12-178560-4.CS1 maint: multiple names: editors list (link)