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see Text Leptodactylidae are a diverse family of frogs in the suborder Neobatrachia. The family has roughly 50 genera, one of which is Eleutherodactylus , the largest vertebrate genus, with over 700 species. In total, there are approximately 1100 leptodactylid species, most of which are widely distributed throughout Central and South America. The family is often considered paraphyletic because all its members share a common ancestor but Leptodactylidae does not include all the descendants of that ancestor.
External links and references
- Leptodactylidae, from the Tree of Life Web Project
- Leptodactylidae taxonomy, from the NCBI taxonomy browser
- Leptodacylidae classification, from Animal Diversity Web
- Leptodactylid description, from AmphibiaWeb
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