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Amphibians: Pronunciation Guide for Scientific Names

Acanthixalus spinosus ay-kan-THICK-sal-us spy-NO-sus

Adelotus brevis ay-deh-LO-tus BREH-vis

Adenomus kandianus ay-deh-NO-mus kan-die-AY-nus

Albericus siegfriedi al-BEAR-ih-kus SIG-freed-eye

Alexteroon jynx ay-LEKS-tih-roh-on jinks

Allophryne ruthveni ah-lo-FRYN rooth-VEN-eye

Allophrynidae ah-lo-FRY-nih-dee

Alytes obstetricans ah-LYE-tes ob-STET-trih-kanz

Ambystoma tigrinum am-bih-STOH-ma tih-GRIH-num

Ambystomatidae am-bih-stoh-MA-tih-dee

Amphiuma tridactylum am-fee-U-ma try-DAK-tih-lum

Amphiumidae am-fee-U-mih-dee

Aneides lugubris ay-NEE-ih-deez lu-GU-bris

Ansonia longidigita an-SOH-nee-aye lon-jih-DIJ-ih-ta

Anura ann-UR-uh

Arenophryne rotunda ah-ree-no-FRYN roh-TUN-da

Arthroleptidae ar-throh-LEP-tih-dee

Arthroleptis stenodactylus ar-throh-LEP-tis sten-oh-DAK-tih-lus

Ascaphidae as-KAF-ih-dee

Ascaphus montanus as-KAF-us mon-TAN-us

Assa darlingtoni AY-suh dar-ling-TON-eye

Atelognathus patagonicus ay-teh-log-NAYTH-us pat-ah-GO-nih-kus

Atelopus varius ay-teh-LO-pus var-ee-us

Atelopus vogli ay-teh-LO-pus vohg-lye

Barbourula busuangensis bar-bo-RU-la bus-u-an-JEN-sis

Bolitoglossa pesrubra bo-LYE-toh-glos-sah pes-ROO-bra

Bombina bombina BOM-bin-ah BOM-bin-ah

Bombina orientalis BOM-bin-ah oh-ree-en-TAL-ihs

Bombina variegata BOM-bin-ah vay-ree-GA-ta

Bombinatoridae BOM-bin-ah-TOR-ih-dee

Brachycephalidae brak-ee-sef-FAL-ih-dee

Brachycephalus ephippium brak-ee-SEF-fal-us ee-FIP-ee-um

Brachycephalus nodoterga brak-ee SEF-fal-us no-DOE-tur-ga

Brachycephalus pernix brak-ee-SEF-fal-us PER-nicks

Brachycephalus vertebralis brak-ee-SEF-fal-us ver-teh-BRA-lis

Brachytarsophrys intermedia brak-ee-TAR-so-frys in-tur-ME-dee-uh

Bufo marinus BOO-foe MAYR-ih-nus

Bufo periglenes BOO-foe pair-ee-GLEH-nees

Bufonidae boo-FOH-nih-dee

Bymnophiona bim-no-fee-OH-nuh Caecilian seh-SILL-ee-uhn

Caeciliidae seh-SILL-ee-eye-dee Caudata kaw-DAY-tuh

Centrolene geckoideum SEN-troh-lean gek-oh-EYE-dee-um

Centrolenidae sen-troh-LEN-ih-dee

Ceratophrys cornuta seh-RAT-oh-fris kor-NEW-ta

Chioglossa lusitanica chee-oh-GLOSS-ah loo-sih-TAN-ih-ka

Cochranella ignota kok-ran-ELL-ah ihg-NO-ta

Cochranella saxiscandens kok-ran-ELL-ah saks-ee-SKAN-denz

Colostethus caeruleodactylus coh-loh-STETH-us see-RUE-lee-oh-DAK-til-us

Conraua goliath kon-RAH-u-ah go-LYE-eth

Cophixalus riparius co-FIX-ah-lus rih-PAIR-ee-us

Cryptobranchidae KRIP-toe-BRAN-kih-dee

Cryptobranchus alleganiensis krip-toe-BRAN-cus al-lee-GAY-nee-en-sis

Cyclorana platycephala sy-klo-RA-na plat-ee-SEF-fa-la

Cynops pyrrhogaster sy-NOPS pie-roh-GAS-ter

Dendrobatidae den-droh-BA-tih-dee

Dermophis mexicanus der-MO-fis meks-ih-KAN-us

Desmognathus fuscus dez-mog-NATH-us FUS-cus

Dicamptodon tenebrosus di-CAMP-toe-don ten-eh-BROH-sus

Dicamptodontidae di-CAMP-toe-DON-tih-dee

Discoglossidae dis-ko-GLOSS-ih-dee

Discoglossus pictus dis-ko-GLOSS-us PIK-tus

Edalorhina perezi ed-dah-LOR-heena PER-ez-eye

Epicrionops marmoratus eh-pee-KREE-oh-nops mar-moh-RA-tus

Epipedobates tricolor eh-pee-ped-oh-BA-tees tri-KUL-or

Eurycea bislineata u-REE-see-uh bis-LIN-ee-ah-ta

Eurycea rathbuni u-REE-see-uh rath-BUN-eye

Gastrophryne carolinensis GAS-troh-fryn kay-roh-LIN-en-sis

Gastrotheca riobambae gas-troh-THEH-ka ree-oh-BAM-bee

Gymnophiona jim-no-fee-OH-nuh

Heleophryne natalensis heh-lee-oh-FRYN nay-TAL-en-sis

Heleophrynidae heh-lee-oh-FRYN-ih-dee

Hemiphractus proboscideus heh-mee-FRAK-tus proh-BOSS-kid-day-us

Hemisotidae heh-mee-SAW-tih-dee

Hemisus barotseensis heh-MEE-sus bare-aht-SEEN-sis

Hemisus marmatorus heh-MEE-sus mar-mah-TOR-us

Hemisus sudanensis heh-MEE-sus soo-dan-EN-sis

Hyalinobatrachium valerioi high-ah-LIN-oh-bah-TRAK-ee-um vah-LAIR-ree-oh-eye

Hyla leucophyllata HIGH-lah loo-ko-fye-LAT-ta

Hylidae HIGH-lih-dee

Hynobiidae high-no-BEE-eye-dee

Hynobius retardatus high-NO-bee-us ree-tar-DAT-tus

Hyperoliidae high-per-OLE-lee-eye-dee

Hyperolius marginatus high-per-OLE-lee-us mar-jin-AT-tus

Hyperolius marmoratus high-per-OLE-lee-us mar-more-AT-tus

Hyperolius viridiflavus high-per-OLE-lee-us vir-rid-ih-FLA-vus

Ichthyophiidae ik-thee-oh-FYE-eye-dee

Ichthyophis glutinosus ik-thee-OH-fis gloo-tin-OH-sus

Kaloula pulchra kah-LOW-oo-la PULL-kra

Kassina senegalensis kah-see-na sen-ee-gall-EN-sis

Leiopelma hamiltoni lay-oh-PEL-ma ham-il-TO-nye

Leiopelma pakeka lay-oh-PEL-ma pa-KEY-ka

Leiopelmatidae lay-oh-pel-MAH-tih-dee

Lepidobatrachus laevis lep-ee-doh-bah-TRAK-us lay-EH-vis

Leptobrachium banae lep-toh-BRAK-ee-um BAN-nee

Leptodactylidae lep-toh-dak-TIL-ih-dee

Leptodactylus pentadactylus lep-toh-dak-TIL-us pen-ta-DAK-til-us

Limnodynastidae lim-no-dye-NAS-tih-dee

Lithodytes lineatus lih-thoh-DYE-teez lin-ee-AT-tus

Litoria caerulea lih-TOR-ree-uh seh-RU-lee-uh

Mantidactylus liber man-ti-DAK-til-us LEE-ber

Megophryidae me-go-FRY-ih-dee

Megophrys montana me-go-FRIS mon-TAN-ah

Micrixalus phyllophilus my-krik-SAL-us fye-LO-fil-us

Microbatrachella capensis my-kro-bah-trak-ELL-la cap-PEN-sis

Microhyla karunaratnei my-kro-HIGH-la kare-roo-nah-RAT-nee-eye

Microhylidae my-kro-HIGH-lih-dee

Myobatrachidae my-oh-bat-TRAK-ih-dee

Nasikabatrachidae nas-SIK-ka-bat-TRAK-ih-dee

Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis nas-SIK-ka-bat-TRAK-us sa-HIGH-ah-dren-sis

Necturus maculosus nek-TOO-rus mak-u-LOH-sus

Neobatrachus pictus nee-oh-bat-TRAK-us PIK-tus

Notaden melanoscaphus NO-tah-den mel-an-oh-SKAF-us

Nyctixalus pictus nik-TIK-sal-us PIK-tus

Occidozyga lima ock-sih-DOZE-ih-gah LEE-ma

Onychodactylus japonicus on-ik-oh-DAK-til-us ja-PON-ih-kus

Oreolalax schmidti oh-ree-oh-LA-laks SCHMIDT-eye

Otophryne pyburni oh-toe-FRYN pie-BURN-eye

Parhoplophryne usambarica par-HOP low-fryn u-sam-BAR-ee-ka

Pelobatidae pel-low-BA-tih-dee

Pelodytes punctatus pel-low-DYE-teez punk-TAH-tus

Philautus papillosus fil-LAW-tus pa-pill-OH-sus

Philoria pughi fil-LOW-ree-uh PYU-eye

Phrynomantis bifasciatus fry-no-MAN-tis bi-FAS-see-at-tus

Phyllobates terribilis fye-low-BA-teez ter-rib-BIL-iss

Pipa pipa PIE-pa PIE-pa

Pipidae PIE-pih-dee

Plethodontidae pleth-oh-DON-tih-dee

Pleurodema bufonina PLOOR-oh-dee-ma boo-fo-NEE-na

Proteidae pro-TEE-ih-dee

Proteus anguinus PRO-tee-us AN-gwin-us

Pseudis paradoxa SOO-dis pair-ah-DOKS-sa

Pseudoeurycea bellii soo-doe-yur-EE-see-ah BELL-ee-eye

Rachophorus arboreus rak-OH-for-us ar-bor-EE-us

Rana catesbeiana RAH-nah kat-TEEZ-bee-eye-an-uh

Rana temporaria RAH-nah tem-po-RARE-ee-uh

Ranidae RAH-nee-dee

Ranodon sibiricus RAH-no-don sib-EAR-ee-kus

Rhacophoridae rak-oh-FOR-ih-dee

Rhinatrematidae rye-na-tree-MA-tih-dee

Rhinoderma darwinii rye-no-DER-ma dar-WIN-ee-eye

Rhinodermatidae rye-no-der-MA-tih-dee

Rhinophrynidae rye-no-FRY-nih-dee

Rhinophrynus dorsalis rye-no-FRY-nus DOR-suh-lis

Rhyacotriton cascadae rye-YA-koh-try-ton KAS-kah-dee

Rhyacotritonidae rye-ya-koh-try-TON-nih-dee

Salamandra salamandra sal-a-MAN-dra sal-a-MAN-dra

Salamandridae sal-a-MAN-drih-dee

Scaphiophryne calcarata skaf-FEE-oh-fryn kal-ka-RAT-ta

Scaphiophryne gottlebei skaf-FEE-oh-fryn got-LEB-ee-eye

Scaphiophrynidae skaf-fee-oh-FRYN-nih-dee

Scarthyla goinorum skar-THIGH-la go-in-OR-um

Scolecomorphidae skoh-lee-kom-MOR-fih-dee

Scolecomorphus kirkii skoh-lee-kom-MOR-fus KIRK-ee-eye

Silurana tropicalis sil-u-RA-na trop-ih-KAL-is

Siren intermedia SIGH-ren in-ter-ME-dee-uh

Sirenidae sigh-REN-nih-dee

Sooglossidae soo-GLOSS-sih-dee

Sooglossus sechellensis

soo-GLOSS-sus say-shell-EN-sis

Stumpffia helenae STUM-fee-uh hell-LEN-ah-ee

Taudactylus eungellensis taw-DAK-til-us ee-u-jel-LEN-sis

Thoropa miliaris thor-OH-pa mil-ee-AIR-iss

Trichobatrachus robustus try-koh-ba-TRAK-us roh-BUS-tus

Triprion petasatus TRIP-pree-on pet-TAS-sah-tus

Triturus cristatus TRY-ter-us krih-STAT-us

Triturus vulgaris TRY-ter-us vul-GARE-iss

Tylototriton verrucosus tie-LOW-tow-try-tun ver-ruh-KOH-sus

Typhlonectes compressicauda tie-flo-NEK-teez kom-press-sih-KAW-duh

Uraeotyphlus oxyurus u-ray-ee-oh-TIE-flus oks-ee-YUR-us

Uraeotyphylidae u-ray-ee-oh-tie-FIE-lih-dee

Vibrissaphora ailaonica vie-brih-saf-FOR-uh ale-la-ON-nik-ah

Xenopus laevis zee-NA-pus lay-EH-vis

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