Ranixalidae is a family of frogs commonly known as the leaping frogs[1][2] or Indian frogs.[3] They are endemic to central and southern India.[1][2][3]

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Indirana phrynoderma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Clade: Ranoidea
Family: Ranixalidae
Dubois [fr], 1987


There are two genera[1][3] with a total 18 species:[1]

  • Indirana Laurent, 1986 — 14 species
  • Walkerana Dahanukar, Modak, Krutha, Nameer, Padhye, and Molur, 2016 — 4 species

The respective species counts in the AmphibiaWeb are 15 (because Indirana tenuilingua, a nomen inquirendum, is listed) and three (Walkerana muduga Dinesh et al., 2020 not (yet) listed).[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e Frost, Darrel R. (2020). "Ranixalidae Dubois, 1987". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b Vitt, Laurie J. & Caldwell, Janalee P. (2014). Herpetology: An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles (4th ed.). Academic Press. p. 503.
  3. ^ a b c d "Ranixalidae". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. 2020. Retrieved 22 April 2020.