Nyctibatrachus

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Nyctibatrachus
Nyctibatrachus spp.jpg
Unidentified Nyctibatrachus from Phanasad Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Nyctibatrachidae
Subfamily: Nyctibatrachinae
Blommers-Schlösser, 1995
Genus: Nyctibatrachus
Boulenger, 1882
Species

Presently 28 to 35

Nyctibatrachus is a genus of frogs endemic to the Western Ghats of southwestern India. Their common name is night frogs.[1][2] Their scientific name also means "night frog".

These frogs are quite common, and researchers think this has been overlooked because of their their small size.[3] They are indeed extremely small, and can sit on a coin or a fingernail. However, they are not so small as Paedophryne, which is the smallest land vertebrate.

References[change | change source]

  1. Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Nyctibatrachus Boulenger, 1882". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  2. "Nyctibatrachidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  3. Briggs, Helen 2017. Meet the frog that can sit on a thumbnail. BBC News Science & Environment. [1]