Archaeobatrachia

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Archaeobatrachia
Hochstetter's Frog (Leiopelma hochstetteri)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Suborder: Archaeobatrachia
Families

Ascaphidae
Bombinatoridae
Discoglossidae
Leiopelmatidae

Archaeobatrachia is a suborder of Anura. It has various primitive frogs and toads. As the name literally suggests, these are the most primitive frogs. Many of the species (28 in total) show certain body features which are not in other frogs and toads. They are mostly found in Eurasia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Borneo.

In addition, the family Ascaphidae is found in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. They are only represented by two species.

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