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Rana catesbeiana
Bullfrog, American Bullfrog
Subgenus: Aquarana
family: Ranidae
Taxonomic Notes: This species is placed in the genus Lithobates by Frost et al. (2006). This has been a controversial action, because the connection of this well-known species with its enormous literature is lost if the name Lithobates catesbeianus is used, and Lithobates was proposed in a different sense (for a smaller group of species, as a subgenus) by Hillis and Wilcox (2005). Frost et al. (2006) applied Lithobates to a large group of species for which the name Lithobates has never been used. AmphibiaWeb recommends treating Lithobates as a subgenus of Rana (for members of the Rana palmipes species group), along with using other subgenera for the other major species groups of Rana. If subgenera are used, species names should be written as Rana (Lithobates) palmipes, or Rana (Aquarana) catesbeiana, for examples. This option preserves the maximal amount of phylogenetic information and as well as a long-standing and stable taxonomy.

  hear Fonozoo call (#1)
  hear Fonozoo call (#2)

   (85.2 K RM file)
Locality Five Brooks Pond, Point Reyes Nat'l Seashore
County Marin
State California
Country North America
Date Recorded 1994-09-02
Call Type alarm calls and splashes
Temperature (F/C) 75/24
Temperature Type air
Background
Notes
Recorded By Carlos Davidson and Cynthia Kaufman
Source Frog and Toad Calls of the Pacific Coast -- Vanishing Voices. Carlos Davidson
Copyright For commercial use, contact Carlos Davidson (cdavidson@csus.edu).
Date Entered 2000-05-21

   (3857.3 K WAV file)
Locality Five Brooks Pond, Point Reyes National Seashore
County Marin
State California
Country United States
Date Recorded 1994-09-02
Call Type alarm calls and splashes as bullfrogs leap into wa
Temperature (F/C) 75/24
Temperature Type air
Background
Notes
Recorded By Carlos Davidson, Cynthia Kaufman
Source Frog and Toad Calls of the Rocky Mountains -- Vanishing Voices. Carlos Davidson
Copyright For commercial use, contact Carlos Davidson (cdavidson@csus.edu)
Date Entered 2003-03-24

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