The Info List - Rhinophrynidae

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The Rhinophrynidae
are a family of frogs containing one extant genus, the monotypic Rhinophrynus,[1][2][3][4] and a number of fossil genera.[3][5][3] The family is sometimes known as the Mexican burrowing toads[1] or simply burrowing toads.[2] Rhinophrynus
occurs in the Central America north from Costa Rica to Mexico and Texas.[1] Fossil finds of Rhinophrynidae
come from Mexico, the United States, and Canada.[5] Rhinophrynus
is a burrowing ant and termite eater.[2][4] Systematics[edit] The Rhinophrynidae
are the sister taxon of the Pipidae.[1] The clade formed by these two genera is sometimes referred to as Xenoanura[4] or superfamily Pipoidea.[6] Genera[edit] Extant genera:[1][2][3]


Fossil genera:[3][5]

Chelomophrynus Eorhinophrynus Rhadinosteus

The affinity of Eorhinophrynus is uncertain.[3] References[edit]

^ a b c d e Frost, Darrel R. (2016). " Rhinophrynidae
Günther, 1859". Amphibian
Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 22 April 2016.  ^ a b c d "Rhinophrynidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016.  ^ a b c d e f Blackburn, D.C.; Wake, D.B. (2011). "Class Amphibia Gray, 1825. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal
biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3148: 39–55.  ^ a b c Vitt, Laurie J.; Caldwell, Janalee P. (2014). Herpetology: An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles (4th ed.). Academic Press. p. 476.  ^ a b c "Family Rhinophrynidae
(burrowing toad)". Paleobiology Database. Fossilworks. Retrieved 22 April 2016.  ^ Ford, Linda S.; Cannatella, David C. (1993). "The major clades of frogs". Herpetological Monographs. 7: 94–117. doi:10.2307/1466954. JSTOR 1466954. 

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q3429460 EoL: 7515 Fossilworks: 37442 GBIF: 3097 iNaturalist: 26683 ITIS: