Temporal range: Late Jurassic to Recent
|Distribution of Discoglossidae (in black)|
Discoglossidae is a family of frogs. They are commonly known as the Disc-Tongued Frogs. They live in Europe but some species have been found in Northeastern Africa. An extinct species of the Discoglossidae family used to live in Israel.
The family has two genus. They include the Alytes and Discoglossus. The Discoglossus frogs looks very alike to toads and can be found on land. The Alytes are more smoother and look more like frogs. They are seen in the water. All of the species of the Discoglossidae will lay their eggs in ponds and will turn into tadpoles.
Species[change | change source]
- Genus Alytes
- Genus Discoglossus
- Genus †Enneabatrachus (prehistoric)
- †Enneabatrachus hechti
References[change | change source]
- Foster, J. (2007). "Enneabatrachus hechti" Jurassic West: The Dinosaurs of the Morrison Formation and Their World. Indiana University Press. p. 137.
- Amphibian Species of the World uses the name Alytidae for this family in its fifth edition.
- Zweifel, Richard G. (1998). Cogger, H.G. & Zweifel, R.G.. ed. Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians. San Diego: Academic Press. pp. 85–86. .
Books[change | change source]
- San Mauro, Diego; Mario Garcia-Paris and Rafael Zardoya (December 2004). "Phylogenetic relationships of discoglossid frogs (Amphibia:Anura:Discoglossidae) based on complete mitochondrial genomes and nuclear genes". Gene 343 (2): 357–366.
- San Mauro, Diego; Miguel Vences, Marina Alcobendas, Rafael Zardoya and Axel Meyer (May 2005). "Initial diversification of living amphibians predated the breakup of Pangaea" (– Scholar search). American Naturalist 165 (5): 590–599.