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Rhinophrynidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Family
Order  Anura
Higher classification  Anura
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Similar  Ranixalidae, Limnodynastidae, Ptychadenidae, Ceratobatrachidae, Hylodidae

The Rhinophrynidae are a family of frogs containing one extant genus, the monotypic Rhinophrynus, and a number of fossil genera. The family is sometimes known as the Mexican burrowing toads or simply burrowing toads.

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Rhinophrynus occurs in the Central America north from Costa Rica to Mexico and Texas. Fossil finds of Rhinophrynidae come from Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Rhinophrynus is a burrowing ant and termite eater.

Systematics

The Rhinophrynidae are the sister taxon of the Pipidae. The clade formed by these two genera is sometimes referred to as Xenoanura or superfamily Pipoidea.

Genera

Extant genera:

  • Rhinophrynus
  • Fossil genera:

  • Chelomophrynus
  • Eorhinophrynus
  • Rhadinosteus
  • The affinity of Eorhinophrynus is uncertain.

    References

    Rhinophrynidae Wikipedia


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