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Cycloramphus eleutherodactylus
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Superfamily: Hyloidea
Family: Cycloramphidae
Bonaparte, 1850
Type genus
Tschudi, 1838

The Cycloramphidae are a family of frogs endemic to southeastern Brazil. [1] This family has seen large changes in its composition. [1] [2] Genera that have at some point been included in the Cycloramphidae are at present placed in the Alsodidae, Hylodidae, Leptodactylidae, and Rhinodermatidae. Of these, the Alsodidae and/or Hylodidae have also been considered as subfamilies of Cycloramphidae (as, respectively, Alsodinae and Hylodinae); the Cycloramphidae, as recognized at present, would be similar to subfamily Cycloramphinae under such system. [1]


There are 36 species in three genera: [1]

The AmphibiaWeb omits Zachaenus from this family, considering its placement within Hyloidea as uncertain. [3]

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  3. "Uncertain". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2017.