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Neobatrachia The Anura is the order of animals in the class Amphibia that includes frogs and toads. Although distinctions can be made between frogs and toads, those distinctions have no scientific status. There are around 5,070 species currently recognized in the Anura class.
The living Anura are typically divided into three suborders:
- Suborder Archaeobatrachia - 4 families, 6 genera, 28 species; includes the tailed frog and midwife toad
- Suborder Mesobatrachia - 6 families, 20 genera, 168 species; includes spadefoot toad , tongueless frogs , Mexican burrowing toad
- Suborder Neobatrachia - 19 families, 310 genera, 4688 species
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