Pelobates Wagler, 1830

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pelobatidae > Genus: Pelobates
5 species

Pelobates Wagler, 1830, Nat. Syst. Amph.: 206. Type species: Bufo fuscus Laurenti, 1768, by monotypy.

Cultripes Müller, 1832, Isis von Oken, 25: 538. Type species: Cultripes cultripes Müller, 1832, by tautonomy and subsequent designation of Leunis, 1844, Synops. Drei Naturr., Zool., Ed. 1: 146. Synonymy by Duméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 475; Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 40; Schreiber, 1875, Herpetol. Eur.: 87; Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 437. (Recognized by Hoffmann, 1878, in Bronn (ed.), Die Klassen und Ordnungen des Thier-Reichs, 6(2): 600.)

Didocus Cope, 1866, J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 6: 81. Type species: Rana calcaratus Michahelles, 1830, by original designation. Synonymy by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 437.

Pseudopelobates Pasteur, 1958, C. R. Hebd. Séances Acad. Sci., Paris, 247: 1037. Type species: Pelobates transcaucasicus Delwig, 1928 (= Pelobates syriacus Boettger, 1889), by original designation and monotypy. Synonymy by Kluge, 1966, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 113: 1-26.

English Names

European Spadefoot Toads (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 96).


Europe, western Asia, and northwestern Africa.


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Contained taxa (5 sp.):

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