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Beelzebufo ampinga


Taxonavigation: Anura 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Anura

Familia: Ceratophryidae
Subfamilia: Ceratophryinae
Genus: †Beelzebufo
Species: B. ampinga


Beelzebufo Evans, Jones, and Krause, 2008


  • Evans, S.E.; Jones, M.E.H.; Krause, D.W. 2008: A giant frog with South American affinities from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105: 2951–2956. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0707599105
  • Evans, S.E. et al. 2014: New material of Beelzebufo, a hyperossified frog (Amphibia: Anura) from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. PLoS ONE, 9(1): e87236. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087236
  • Ruane, S.; Pyron, R.A.; Burbrink, F.T. 2011. Phylogenetic relationships of the Cretaceous frog Beelzebufo from Madagascar and the placement of fossil constraints based on temporal and phylogenetic evidence. Journal of evolutionary biology, 24 (2): 274–285. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2010.02164.x

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Devil toad