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Anura - Frogs and Toads


 Kingdom: Animalia
 Phylum: Chordata
 Subphylum: Vertebrata
 Class: Amphibia
 Order: Anura

Green FrogFrogs and toads are found in all parts of the world, except for the polar regions.

Anura means without a tail. Adult frogs and toads have no tails! Frogs and toads have long, powerful rear legs that help them leap long distances. They have short bodies, bulging eyes, and a long and usually sticky tongue that they use to catch their prey.

Frogs and toads lay eggs, and their young spend part of their lives as tadpoles. Tadpoles have gills and tails and live under water. There are over 5,000 species in this order.


  Allophrynidae (Tukeit Hill tree frogs)
 arrow  Alytidae (midwife toads, painted frogs)
  Arthroleptidae (screeching frogs)
  Brachycephalidae (saddlebacks)
  Bufonidae (true toads)
  Centrolenidae (glass frogs)
  Dendrobatidae (poison frogs)
  Heleophrynidae (ghost frogs)
  Hemisotidae (shovelnose frogs)
  Hylidae (tree frogs)
  Hyperoliidae (African reed frogs)
  Leiopelmatidae (New Zealand/North American primative frogs)

  Leptodactylidae (neotropical frogs)
  Megophryidae (South Asian frogs)
  Microhylidae (narrowmouth frogs)
  Myobatrachidae (Australian froglets)
  Pelobatidae (European spadefoot toads)
  Pelodytidae (parsley frogs)
  Pipidae (tongueless frogs )
  Pseudidae (paradox frogs )
  Ranidae (true frogs)
  Rhacophoridae (shrub frogs)
  Rhinodermatidae (Darwin's frogs)
  Rhinophrynidae (burrowing toads)
  Scaphiopodidae (American spadefoot toads)
  Sooglossidae (Seychelles frogs)