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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Anura
Scientific name  Leptodactylidae
Rank  Family
Phylum  Chordata
Superfamily  Hyloidea
Higher classification  Hyloidea
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Lower classifications  Leptodactylus, Physalaemus, Pleurodema, Smoky jungle frog, Pseudopaludicola

The southern frogs form the Leptodactylidae, a diverse family of frogs that probably diverged from other hyloids during the Cretaceous. The family has undergone major taxonomic revisions in recent years, including the reclassification of the former subfamily Eleutherodactylinae into its own family the Eleutherodactylidae; the Leptodactylidae now number 206 species in 15 genera distributed throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The family includes terrestrial, burrowing, aquatic, and arboreal members, inhabiting a wide range of habitats.

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Several of the genera within the Leptodactylidae lay their eggs in foam nests. These can be in crevices, on the surface of water, or on forest floors. These foam nests are some of the most varied among frogs. When eggs hatch in nests on the forest floor, the tadpoles remain within the nest, without eating, until metamorphosis.

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As of mid-2015, the Amphibian Species of the World uses this classification:

Leptodactylidae LEPTODACTYLIDAE Pybio Paraguay Biodiversidad
  • Leiuperinae Bonaparte, 1850 (90 species)
  • Edalorhina Jiménez de la Espada, 1870
  • Engystomops Jiménez de la Espada, 1872
  • Physalaemus Fitzinger, 1826
  • Pleurodema Tschudi, 1838
  • Pseudopaludicola Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926
  • Leptodactylinae Werner, 1896 (1838) (96 species)
  • Adenomera Steindachner, 1867
  • Hydrolaetare Gallardo, 1963
  • Leptodactylus Fitzinger, 1826
  • Lithodytes Fitzinger, 1843
  • Paratelmatobiinae Ohler and Dubois, 2012 (13 species)
  • Crossodactylodes Cochran, 1938
  • Paratelmatobius Lutz and Carvalho, 1958
  • Rupirana Heyer, 1999
  • Scythrophrys Lynch, 1971

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