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  Myobatrachidae (see family information on Tree of Life site)

134 species in 21 genera

This assemblage of frogs is made up of 21 genera, distributed in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. They range in size from 20 mm-110 mm SVL. Developmental life histories vary from having aquatic larvae to terrestrial direct developing to eggs/tadpoles which are brooded within 2 slit-like pouches at the hip region. Members of the now seemingly extinct genus Rheobatrachus were able to “swallow” their eggs and brood the developing larvae in their stomach while shutting off gastric production. Different morphotypes exist within this family; from squat, short-legged, thick-snouted forward burrowers to backward burrowers and unmodified terrestrial or semi-aquatic body forms. Morphological characters for this family are: 1) lack of fusion of the first two presacral vertebrae; 2) broad and wing-like shape of alary processes of the hyoid (except in Rheobatrachus); 3) small or absent finger/toe discs; 4) presence of the periaxial sheath enclosing the axial fiber of the sperm flagellum. Many species are endangered and several are listed as extinct.
Limnodynastes dumerilii
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Subfamily Limnodynastinae (66 species)

Genus Adelotus (1 species)    [subfamily Limnodynastinae]
Adelotus brevis AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video

Genus Heleioporus (6 species)    [subfamily Limnodynastinae]
Heleioporus albopunctatus AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Heleioporus australiacus AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Heleioporus barycragus AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Heleioporus eyrei AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Heleioporus inornatus AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Heleioporus psammophilus AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video

Genus Lechriodus (4 species)    [subfamily Limnodynastinae]
Lechriodus aganoposis AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Lechriodus fletcheri AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Lechriodus melanopyga no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Lechriodus platyceps no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video

Genus Limnodynastes (11 species)    [subfamily Limnodynastinae]
Limnodynastes convexiusculus AmphibiaWeb account photos sound/video
Limnodynastes depressus AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Limnodynastes dorsalis AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Limnodynastes dumerilii AmphibiaWeb account photos sound/video
Limnodynastes fletcheri AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Limnodynastes interioris AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Limnodynastes lignarius AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Limnodynastes peronii AmphibiaWeb account photos sound/video
Limnodynastes salmini AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis AmphibiaWeb account photos sound/video
Limnodynastes terraereginae AmphibiaWeb account photos sound/video

Genus Mixophyes (8 species)    [subfamily Limnodynastinae]
Mixophyes balbus AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Mixophyes carbinensis AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Mixophyes coggeri AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Mixophyes fasciolatus AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Mixophyes fleayi AmphibiaWeb account photos sound/video
Mixophyes hihihorlo no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Mixophyes iteratus AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Mixophyes schevilli AmphibiaWeb account photos sound/video

Genus Neobatrachus (10 species)    [subfamily Limnodynastinae]
Neobatrachus albipes AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Neobatrachus aquilonius AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Neobatrachus centralis AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Neobatrachus fulvus AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Neobatrachus kunapalari AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Neobatrachus pelobatoides AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Neobatrachus pictus AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Neobatrachus sudelli AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Neobatrachus sutor AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Neobatrachus wilsmorei AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video

Genus Notaden (4 species)    [subfamily Limnodynastinae]
Notaden bennettii AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Notaden melanoscaphus AmphibiaWeb account photos sound/video
Notaden nichollsi AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Notaden weigeli AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video

Genus Philoria (6 species)    [subfamily Limnodynastinae]
Philoria frosti AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Philoria kundagungan AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Philoria loveridgei AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Philoria pughi AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Philoria richmondensis AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Philoria sphagnicolus AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video

Genus Platyplectrum (2 species)    [subfamily Limnodynastinae]
Platyplectrum ornatum AmphibiaWeb account photos sound/video
Platyplectrum spenceri AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video

Genus Pseudophryne (14 species)    [subfamily Limnodynastinae]
Pseudophryne australis AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Pseudophryne bibronii AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Pseudophryne coriacea AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Pseudophryne corroboree AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Pseudophryne covacevichae AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Pseudophryne dendyi AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Pseudophryne douglasi AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Pseudophryne guentheri AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Pseudophryne major AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Pseudophryne occidentalis AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Pseudophryne pengilleyi AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Pseudophryne raveni AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Pseudophryne robinsoni no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Pseudophryne semimarmorata AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Subfamily Myobatrachinae (68 species)

Genus Arenophryne (2 species)    [subfamily Myobatrachinae]
Arenophryne rotunda AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Arenophryne xiphorhyncha no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video

Genus Assa (1 species)    [subfamily Myobatrachinae]
Assa darlingtoni AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video

Genus Crinia (17 species)    [subfamily Myobatrachinae]
Crinia bilingua AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Crinia deserticola AmphibiaWeb account photos sound/video
Crinia fimbriata no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Crinia flindersensis AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Crinia georgiana AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Crinia glauerti AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Crinia insignifera AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Crinia nimbus AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Crinia parinsignifera AmphibiaWeb account photos sound/video
Crinia pseudinsignifera AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Crinia remota AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Crinia riparia AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Crinia signifera AmphibiaWeb account photos sound/video
Crinia sloanei AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Crinia subinsignifera AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Crinia tasmaniensis AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Crinia tinnula AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video

Genus Geocrinia (7 species)    [subfamily Myobatrachinae]
Geocrinia alba AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Geocrinia laevis AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Geocrinia leai AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Geocrinia lutea AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Geocrinia rosea AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Geocrinia victoriana AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Geocrinia vitellina AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video

Genus Metacrinia (1 species)    [subfamily Myobatrachinae]
Metacrinia nichollsi AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video

Genus Myobatrachus (1 species)    [subfamily Myobatrachinae]
Myobatrachus gouldii AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video

Genus Paracrinia (1 species)    [subfamily Myobatrachinae]
Paracrinia haswelli AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video

Genus Rheobatrachus (2 species)    [subfamily Myobatrachinae]
Rheobatrachus silus AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Rheobatrachus vitellinus AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video

Genus Spicospina (1 species)    [subfamily Myobatrachinae]
Spicospina flammocaerulea AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video

Genus Taudactylus (6 species)    [subfamily Myobatrachinae]
Taudactylus acutirostris AmphibiaWeb account no photos sound/video
Taudactylus diurnus AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Taudactylus eungellensis AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Taudactylus liemi AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Taudactylus pleione AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Taudactylus rheophilus AmphibiaWeb account no photos sound/video

Genus Uperoleia (29 species)    [subfamily Myobatrachinae]
Uperoleia altissima AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Uperoleia arenicola AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Uperoleia aspera AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Uperoleia borealis AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Uperoleia capitulata AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Uperoleia crassa AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Uperoleia daviesae no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Uperoleia fusca AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Uperoleia glandulosa AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Uperoleia inundata AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Uperoleia laevigata AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Uperoleia lithomoda AmphibiaWeb account photos sound/video
Uperoleia littlejohni AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Uperoleia mahonyi no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Uperoleia marmorata AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Uperoleia martini AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Uperoleia micra AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Uperoleia micromeles AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Uperoleia mimula AmphibiaWeb account photos sound/video
Uperoleia minima AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Uperoleia mjobergii AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Uperoleia orientalis AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Uperoleia rugosa AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Uperoleia russelli AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Uperoleia saxatilis no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Uperoleia stridera no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Uperoleia talpa AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Uperoleia trachyderma AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video
Uperoleia tyleri AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video


Citation: AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. Available: http://amphibiaweb.org/. (Accessed: 2016).

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