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Petropedetinae
Petropedetes cameronensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Amphibia
Subclass: Lissamphibia
Order: Anura
Suborder: Neobatrachia
Superfamily: Ranoidea
Family: Ranidae (disputed)
Subfamily: Petropedetinae
Genera

13, see text

Synonyms

Cacosternidae
Cacosterninae
Petropedetidae
Phrynobatrachidae
Phrynobatrachinae
(but see text)

Petropedetinae are a subfamily of frogs.

They are placed in the true frog family (Ranidae) by many authors. Some think at least part of this group are a distinct family Petropedetidae. The Cacosterninae and Phrynobatrachinae are then separated as subfamilies. They may even be distinct families Cacosternidae and Phrynobatrachidae.[1] Most members of this subfamily are in the genus Phrynobatrachus.

These frogs mostly live in sub-Saharan Africa.

This group of frogs is made up from the following genera:

References

  1. Frost (2006)
  • Frost, Darrel R. (2006): Amphibian Species of the World Version 3 - Petropedetidae Noble, 1931. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Retrieved 2006-AUG-05.