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Taxonavigation: Anura 

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: Leiopelmatidae
Genus: Leiopelma
Synonym: Liopelma


  • Liopelma Günther, 1869 [unjustified emendation of Leiopelma Fitzinger, 1861] [placed on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Generic Names in Zoology, with the Name Number 2078, by Melville (1977: 167)]
    • NOTE: This action by the ICZN was probably unnecessary, as Liopelma Günther, 1869 is not an available name, but rather an incorrect subsequent spelling, since the emendation was not demonstrably intentional


Primary references[edit]

  • Günther, A. 1869: First account of species of tailless batrachians added to the collection of the British Museum. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1868: 478–490, plates XXXVII-XL. BHL [first availability, see p. 478]
  • Melville, R.V. 1977: Opinion 1071. Emendation under the plenary powers of Liopelmatina to Leiopelmatidae (Amphibia Salientia). Bulletin of zoological nomenclature, 33(3/4): 167–169. BHL

Additional references[edit]

  • Fawcett, J.D.; Smith, H.M. 1971: Nomenclatural problems concerning the generic and familial names for the New Zealand and American ribbed frogs. Western North American naturalist, 31(4): 261–264. PDF