Parsley frog

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Parsley frogs
Temporal range: 47–0 Ma
Mid Eocene – Recent
Pelodytes punctatus side.jpg
Common parsley frog
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Suborder: Mesobatrachia
Family: Pelodytidae
Bonaparte, 1850
Genus: Pelodytes
Bonaparte, 1838

Pelodytes caucasicus
Pelodytes ibericus
Pelodytes punctatus

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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.

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References[change | change source]

  • Cogger, H.G. (2004). Encyclopedia of Reptiles & Amphibians Second Edition. Fog City Press. ISBN 1-877019-69-0. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  • "ADW: Pelodytidae: Information". Retrieved 2006-05-13.