Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Family MYOBATRACHIDAE Schlegel, 1850


Members of this family are generally moderate-sized to small terrestrial frogs confined to the Australian Region. Until recently they were regarded as a subfamily within the family Leptodactylidae (Southern Frogs). Currently recognised are 21 genera and approximately 126 species; of these, all are confined to Australia except 3 genera and 4 species which either also occur in New Guinea or are confined to New Guinea.



Characterised in Australia by: arciferal pectoral girdle; intercalary cartilages absent; finger and toe discs small or absent, without lateral grooves; sacral diapophyses more or less dilated; eight presacral vertebrae, the first two fused in some genera; maxillary teeth present or, if absent, the toes never more than about half-webbed.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
31-Jan-2017 ANURA Fischer von Waldheim, 1813 27-Jan-2017 MODIFIED
31-Jan-2017 14-Aug-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)