Current situation of systematic studies in batrachology is briefly reviewed from the global view. The number of researchers engaged in amphibian systematics is not great, but that of new taxa described has been increasing steadily in each order of Amphibia, and especially in the anuran family Leptodactylidae from middle to south America. Descriptive works occupy a large portion of systematic studies, but analytical ones, such as phylogenetic estimations, are also popular. Novel ideas of systematic rearrangement in ranoid species are introduced and criticised. Constructions of concrete phylogenies among ranid frogs are strongly required so as to delimit generic and subfamilial categories. Naming of gynogenetic and hybridogenetic amphibians is also criticised and use of klepton as a taxonomic level discouraged.