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All of the species are relatively small terrestrial frogs, hiding under fallen leaves or in rock crevices. They are unusual for the Neobatrachials by having a inguinal amplexus, a primitive version of the mating by the male embracing the female. There is no fossil record for the family, however in 2004 the Purple Frog was discovered in India forming a sister family to the Seychelles Frogs. The two families split when the Seychelles Islands split from India about 100 million ago.
The family was first described in 1931 by Gladwyn Kingsley Noble (1894-1940).
- Genus Nesomantis
- Thomasset's Frog (N. thomasseti )
- Genus Sooglossus (Seychelles Frogs )
- Gardiner's Seychelles Frog (S. gardineri )
- S. pipilodryas
- Seychelles Frog (S. sechellensis )
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