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Notaden Günther, 1873

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Limnodynastidae > Genus: Notaden
4 species

Notaden Günther, 1873, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 4, 11: 349. Type species: Notaden bennettii Günther, 1873, by monotypy.

English Names

Australian Spadefoot Toads (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 95).

Distribution

Australia.

Comment

See Hosmer, 1962, Am. Mus. Novit., 2077: 1, and Shea and Johnston, 1988, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 112: 29-37, for accounts and discussion. See Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2, for keys and accounts. Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297, considered Notaden to be the sister taxon of Opisthodon (now Platyplectrum) + Lechriodus. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, in their study of Genbank sequences, confirmed the monophyly of the group and provided a tree of their molecular exemplars, but suggested a close relationship to Neobatrachus.

Contained taxa (4 sp.):

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