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Ceratophryidae

12 species in 3 genera

The family Ceratophryidae includes the genus Ceratophrys, also known as Horned Frogs, which have huge heads with enormous gapes. Not all ceratophryids have "horned" appearance but they do have large mouths. These species are sit-and-wait predators that often mimic dried leaves.

This family is found in South America.

Based on recent phylogenetic studies (Evans et al. 2008; Ruane et al. 2011), Blackburn and Wake (2011) include three extinct genera: Baurubatrachus, Beelzebufo, Wawelia.

References
Blackburn, D.C. and Wake, D.B. 2011. Class Amphibia Gray, 1825. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Zootaxa. 3148: 39–55
Evans, S.E., Jones, M.E.H. & Krause, D.W. 2008. A giant frog with South American affinities from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 105, 2951–2956.
Ruane, S., Pyron, R.A. & Burbrink, F.T. 2011. Phylogenetic relationships of the Cretaceous frog Beelzebufo from Madagascar and the placement of fossil constraints based on temporal and phylogenetic evidence. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 24, 274–285.


Ceratophrys cornuta
Photo by Jasper van Dalen
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Genus Ceratophrys (8 species)
Ceratophrys aurita no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Ceratophrys calcarata no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Ceratophrys cornuta AmphibiaWeb account photos sound/video
Ceratophrys cranwelli no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Ceratophrys joazeirensis no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Ceratophrys ornata AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Ceratophrys stolzmanni no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Ceratophrys testudo no AmphibiaWeb account no photos no sound/video

Genus Chacophrys (1 species)
Chacophrys pierottii no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video

Genus Lepidobatrachus (3 species)
Lepidobatrachus asper no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Lepidobatrachus laevis AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video
Lepidobatrachus llanensis no AmphibiaWeb account photos no sound/video


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