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FAMILY LEPIDOBATRACHIDAE
Lepidobatrachus asper

Lepidobatrachus asper

Lepidobatrachus laevis

Lepidobatrachus laevis

Lepidobatrachus llanaensis

Lepidobatrachus llanaensis

 

FAMILY MICROHYLIDAE

These small frogs range in size from 1 to 8 cm.  Some undergo direct development. 

Pseudopaludicola boliviana

Pseudopaludicola boliviana

Pseudopaludicola falyses

Pseudopaludicola falyses

Pseudopaludicola mystacalis

Pseudopaludicola mystacalis

Chasmocleis albopunctata

Dermatonotus muelleri

Dermatonotus muelleri

 

FAMILY PSEUDIDAE

These frogs possess long digits with an extra phalanx.  Their tadpoles are large (Halliday, 1987).

 

Lysapsus limellus

Lysapsus limellus

Pseudis paradoxus

Pseudis paradoxus

   

FAMILY CENTROLENIDAE—glass frogs

This family is referred to as the glass frogs because of their skin, which is almost transparent.   They possess a single wrist and ankle bone rather than two which is typical of most other frogs.  They lay their eggs over water so that the tadpoles can drop into the water upon hatching.  Their fingertips are coated with sticky pads (Halliday, 1987).

 

 FAMILY PIPIDAE

This family occurs in Brazil close to Paraguay.  They lack a tongue, possess claws on their feet, and adults can retain the lateral line system of the larvae.