plural noun
Li·​o·​pel·​mi·​dae | \ -məˌdē \

Definition of Liopelmidae

: a family of primitive frogs with four toes on the forefeet, five on the hind feet, and no webs that includes a genus (Liopelma) with a single New Zealand species (L. hamiltoni) — see ascaphus

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History and Etymology for Liopelmidae

New Latin, from Liopelma, type genus (from leio- + Greek pelma sole of the foot) + -idae

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“Liopelmidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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