Crawfish Frog, Southern Crawfish Frog (R. a. areolatus), Northern Crawfish Frog (R. a. circulosus)
|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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R. a. areolata and R. a. circulosa are subspecies.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: United States
U.S. state distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas
Altig, R. and Lohoefener, R. (1963). ''Rana areolata.'' Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 324.1-324.4.
Originally submitted by: April Robinson (first posted 2001-02-12)
Edited by: Kevin Gin (2003-12-04)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2003 Rana areolata: Crawfish Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/4981> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 23, 2022.
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