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Family RANIDAE Batsch, 1796


A large cosmopolitan family containing about 560 species in about 43 genera. A single species of the nominate genus Rana has reached Australia, where it is confined to Cape York Peninsula and the north-eastern corner of Arnhem Land.



Characterised in Australia by: firmisternal pectoral girdle; intercalary cartilages absent; small finger and toe discs present; toes fully webbed; a dorso-lateral skin fold on either side.


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)