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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Anura

Familia: Microhylidae
Subfamilia: Gastrophryninae
Genus: Dermatonotus
Species: D. muelleri
Name

Dermatonotus Méhely, 1904

Type species: Engystoma mülleri Boettger, 1885
References

Méhely, 1904, Ann. Hist. Nat. Mus. Natl. Hungarici, 2: 207.
Amphibian Species of the World 5.1 Dermatonotus access date 17 June 2008

Vernacular names
English: Termite Frogs


Dermatonotus is a genus of frogs in the family Microhylidae.[2] It is monotypic, being represented by the single species, Dermatonotus muelleri, commonly known as Muller's termite frog.[3] It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay.[2]

Dermatonotus muelleri has a stout body, reaching about 40–50 mm (1.6–2.0 in) in snout–vent length. Females are larger than males. It lives below ground, feeding on termites. It is an explosive breeder.[4]

Dermatonotus muelleri is locally abundant, but it is threatened by habitat loss in parts of its range. It is sometimes collected for international pet trade.[1]
References

Guarino Colli, Steffen Reichle, Débora Silvano, Julian Faivovich (2004). "Dermatonotus muelleri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2004: e.T57804A11683931. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57804A11683931.en. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Dermatonotus muelleri (Boettger, 1885)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Dermatonotus Méhely, 1904". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
"Dermatonotus muelleri". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014.

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