Batrachylidae Gallardo, 1965

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Batrachylidae
12 species

English Names

None noted.


Central and southern Chile, and adjacent Argentina.


Removed as a subfamily of Ceratophryidae from the synonymy of Ceratophryinae by Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 152, where it had been placed by 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: 208. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543–583, on the basis of their molecular study and employing a different analytical approach, suggested that Batrachylidae is more closely related to Rhinodermatidae, a group they removed from Cycloramphidae. For more discussion of the systematics of this group see comments under Ceratophryidae and Cycloramphidae. See also Blotto, Nuñez, Úbeda, Wheeler, and Faivovich, 2013, Cladistics, 29: 113–131, for reidentification for some of the GenBank sequences upon which these conclusions were based. Streicher, Miller, Guerrero, Correa-Quezada, Ortiz, Crawford, Pie, and Wiens, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 119: 128–143, provided a large molecular tree suggesting that Cycloramphidae is the sister taxon of Batrachylidae and together with Hylodidae and Alsodidae, form a monophyletic group, their Neoaustrarana. Grosso, Barrasso, Baldo, Nuñez, and Vera Candioti, 2022, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 136: 240–263, reported on developmental diversity within the family with special reference to Atelognathus, Batrachyla, and Hylorina

Contained taxa (12 sp.):

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