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Rana catesbeiana
Bullfrog, American Bullfrog
Subgenus: Aquarana
family: Ranidae
Taxonomic Notes: This species is placed in Lithobates by some authors, following Frost et al., 2006. This has been a controversial decision, because such well-known species as Rana catesbeiana, with an enormous literature, are made more obscure to many. What is not controversial is that Lithobates is the sister taxon of Rana, so the argument is simply one of Linnean ranks. AmphibiaWeb recommends treating Lithobates as a subgenus of Rana, with species names to be written as Rana (Lithobates) catesbeiana, as an example. This option preserves the maximal amount of phylogenetic information and preserves a long-standing taxonomy.

  hear Fonozoo call

   (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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