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Rana virgatipes
Carpenter Frog
Subgenus: Aquarana
family: Ranidae
Taxonomic Notes: This species was placed in the genus Lithobates by Frost et al. (2006). However, Yuan et al. (2016, Systematic Biology, doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syw055) showed that this action created problems of paraphyly in other genera. Yuan et al. (2016) recognized subgenera within Rana for the major traditional species groups, with Lithobates used as the subgenus for the Rana palmipes group. AmphibiaWeb recommends the optional use of these subgenera to refer to these major species groups, with names written as Rana (Aquarana) catesbeiana, for example.

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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: United States

U.S. state distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, Virginia

 

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IUCN (Red List) status: Least Concern (LC).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.


From Gosner and Black 1968. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles.




From Laura Blackburn, Priya Nanjappa, and Michael J. Lannoo (2001) US Amphibian Dist. Maps (http://home.bsu.edu/home/00mjlannoo/)



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