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The Lowland Leopard Frog, (Lithobates yavapaiensis), is a species of frogs in the family Ranidae that is found in Mexico and the United States; in Spanish it is known as rana de Yavapai.

Lowland Leopard Frog
Lithobates yavapaiensis.jpg
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L. yavapaiensis
Binomial name
Lithobates yavapaiensis
(Platz & Frost, 1984)
Synonyms

Rana yavapaiensis Platz & Frost, 1984

Its natural habitats are temperate forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, freshwater lakes, and freshwater marshes. It is not considered threatened by the IUCN.

ReferencesEdit

  • Hillis, D.M., Frost, J.S.,& Wright, D.A. (1983): Phylogeny and biogeography of the Rana pipiens complex: A biochemical evaluation. Systematic Zoology' 32: 132-143.
  • Hillis, D.M. (1988): Systematics of the Rana pipiens complex: Puzzle and paradigm. Annual Review of Systematics and Ecology 19: 39-63.
  • Hillis, D.M. & Wilcox, T.P. (2005): Phylogeny of the New World true frogs (Rana). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 34(2): 299–314. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2004.10.007 PDF fulltext.
  • Hillis, D. M. (2007) Constraints in naming parts of the Tree of Life. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 42: 331–338.
  • Santos-Barrera, G. & Hammerson, G. (2004): Rana yavapaiensis. 2012 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 May 2013.