Hylodidae is a family of frogs.[1][2][3] Whether their sister taxon is the Dendrobatoidea or Alsodidae is still under debate. They are native to Brazil and northern Argentina.[1]

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Hylodes meridionalis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Clade: Hyloidea
Family: Hylodidae
Günther, 1858
Type genus
Fitzinger, 1826


The family contains 46 species in three genera:[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Hylodidae Günther, 1858". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Hylodidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  3. ^ Blackburn, D.C.; Wake, D.B. (2011). "Class Amphibia Gray, 1825. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3148: 39–55.