the features used as major criteria in frog classification (the nature of an intercalated cartilage; the nature of the sternal complex; the relative value of cranial osteology; the vertebral structure; and the thigh musculature). Some of these features have been investigated by other workers, most notably Griffiths, but others have not and need re-examination. A re-analysis of some of the major criteria used in frog classification is in progress (Callison, Lynch, and Trueb) and upon completion of that study we think the relationships of Allophryne will become apparent.
A more comprehensive study of the cranial anatomy of certain hylids, leptodactylids, dendrobatids, and atelopodids along with that of Allophryne is needed to clarify the relationships of Allophryne, and might indicate that the recognition of a fifth family is necessary.
Among currently recognized families of frogs, Allophryne is least different from the Hylidae although it is o
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