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Telmatobiidae Fitzinger, 1843
Telmatobii Fitzinger, 1843, Syst. Rept.: 31. Type genus: Telmatobius Wiegmann, 1834.
Telmatobiidae — Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920, Rev. Mus. Paulista, São Paulo, 12: 320; Bossuyt and Roelants, 2009, in Hedges and Kumar (eds.), Timetree of Life: 357-364; Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583.
Telmatobiinae — Vellard, 1951, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 1: 3; Laurent, 1980 "1979", Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 104: 418.
Telmatobiini — Lynch, 1969, Final PhD Exam, Program: 3; Lynch, 1971, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 53: 113.
Water Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 84).
Andean South America, Ecuador to Chile and Argentina.
Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, considered this former subfamily of Ceratophryidae to be a distinct family based on lack of resolution among the constituent parts of former Ceratophryidae and Cycloramphidae (although they suggested a relationship with Batrachylidae, albeit with a low confidence measure. See comments under Ceratophryidae and Cycloramphidae for additional discussion of the systematic issues. Blackburn and Wake, 2011, In Zhang (ed.), Zootaxa, 3148: 39-55, briefly reviewed the taxonomic history of this taxon.
Contained taxa (63 sp.):
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