Family Ranidae Rafinesque 1814 (frog)

Osteichthyes - Salientia - Ranidae

Parent taxon: Ranoidea according to S. Hoegg et al. 2004

See also Böhme 2008, Böhme 2010, Carroll 1988, Cope 1875, Frank and Ramus 1996, Gissi et al. 2006, Holman et al. 1990, Kuhn 1946, Shoshani et al. 1989, Venczel and Stiuca 2008 and Vianey-Liaud et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Mantellidae, Ptychadenidae, Rhacophoridae

Subtaxa: Asphaerion Pelophylax Ptychadena Rana Raninae

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Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Croatia (1 collection), France (18), Germany (10), Greece (5), Hungary (6), Ireland (4), Israel (2), Italy (6), Japan (1), Madagascar (1), Mexico (2), Morocco (1), the Netherlands (1), the Philippines (1), Poland (13), South Africa (2), Spain (9), Tanzania (2), the United Kingdom (27), United States (66: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Sussex, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia)

• Blancan of Mexico (1), United States (6: Florida, Kansas, Nebraska)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of France (1), Hungary (2)

• Pliocene of France (1), Greece (1), Hungary (6), India (2), Italy (1), Poland (3), Slovakia (1), Spain (5), Turkey (1)

• Hemphillian of United States (7: Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Nebraska)

• Miocene of Austria (1), China (3), France (1), Germany (4), Hungary (7), Italy (1), Kazakhstan (1), Morocco (1), Romania (1), Spain (4), Thailand (1), Turkey (1), United States (25: California, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas)

• Oligocene of France (1), Germany (3)

• Eocene of France (4), Germany (1), India (2)

• Cretaceous of Niger (1)

Total: 279 collections including 388 occurrences

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