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A Mitogenomic Exploration of the Phylogeny and Evolution of Extant Anurans

Suman Pratihar, Sushil Kumar Dutta, Manojit Bhattacharya, Howard Clark

Abstract


Phylogenetic relationships among major clades of anuran amphibians were analyzed using mitogenome sequences of 54 frog species from 41 genera. Anurans are under two major groups Archaeobatrachia and Neobatrachia. Mesobatrachia was introduced later this classification. Our phylogenetic study based on mitogenome authenticated four groups (1. Bombinatoridae + Alytidae; 2. Megophyridae + Pelobatidae + Pelobytidae; 3. Bombinatoridae + Alytidae cluster with Leiopelmatidae; 4. Pipidae + Rhinophrynidae). Our phylogenetic study confirms Neobatrachia is monophyletic and Archaeobatrachia is paraphyletic.

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Anura; Archaeobatrachia; Neobatrachia; phylogeny

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