Taudactylus Straughan and Lee, 1966

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Myobatrachoidea > Family: Myobatrachidae > Genus: Taudactylus
6 species

Taudactylus Straughan and Lee, 1966, Proc. R. Soc. Queensland, 77: 63. Type species: Taudactylus diurnus Straughan and Lee, 1966, by original designation.

English Names

Torrent Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 95).

Distribution

Eastern to northeastern Queensland, Australia.

Comment

This genus was last revised by Liem and Hosmer, 1973, Mem. Queensland Mus., 16: 437. Czechura and Ingram, 1990, Mem. Queensland Mus., 29: 361-365, discussed the possible extinction of species. 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, found Taudactylus to be the sister taxon of all myobatrachids, excluding Mixophyes and Rheobatrachus. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, in their study of Genbank sequences, confirmed this relationship.

Contained taxa (6 sp.):

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