Pelodytes Bonaparte, 1838

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pelodytidae > Genus: Pelodytes
4 species

Pelodytes Bonaparte, 1838, Iconograph. Fauna Ital., 2 (Fasc. 23): unnumbered. Type species: Rana punctata Daudin, 1802, by monotypy.

Pelodytopsis Nikolskii, 1896, Annu. Mus. Zool. Acad. Imp. Sci. St. Petersbourg, 1: 137. Type species: Pelodytes caucasicus Boulenger, 1896, by monotypy. Synonymy by Boulenger, 1897, Zool. Rec., 33: 36.

English Names

Parsley Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 96; Kuzmin, 1999, Amph. Former Soviet Union: 225).

Mud Divers (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 109).


Southwestern Europe and the Caucasus.


Sanchíz, Tejedo, and Sánchez-Herraíz, 2002, Graellsia, 58: 35-68, considered Pelodytes ibericus and Pelodytes punctatus to be sister taxa and together the sister taxon of Pelodytes caucasicusErgül Kalaycı and Gümüşsoy, 2022, Zool. Middle East, 68: 218–224, provided a molecular tree to the species and discussed the effects of various species-delimitation criteria. 

Contained taxa (4 sp.):

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