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Parsley frogs
Temporal range: 47–0Ma
Mid Eocene – Recent
Common parsley frog
Scientific classification
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Pelodytidae

Bonaparte, 1850
Genus:
Pelodytes

Bonaparte, 1838
Species

Pelodytes caucasicus
Pelodytes ibericus
Pelodytes punctatus

Distribution of Pelodytidae (in black)

Parsley frogs or Pelodytidae, is a family of order Anura. The family has just one genus, Pelodytes. These frogs live in southwestern Europe and the Caucasus.

Parsley frogs are typical looking frogs. They are closely related to Spadefoot toads and Megophyrids. The parsley frogs are small, smooth skinned frogs. They reach a length of 5 centimetres (2.0 in). They are one of the few families of frogs which have more known extinct species and genera (two or three) than living species.

Taxonomy

References

  • Cogger, H.G.; R.G. Zweifel, and D. Kirschner (2004). Encyclopedia of Reptiles & Amphibians Second Edition. Fog City Press. ISBN 1-877019-69-0
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