Lowland leopard frog

The lowland leopard frog (Lithobates yavapaiensis) is a species of frog in the family Ranidae that is found in Mexico and the United States.

Lowland leopard frog
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Lithobates
L. yavapaiensis
Binomial name
Lithobates yavapaiensis
(Platz & Frost, 1984)
  • 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.


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