Plains Leopard Frog
|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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Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: United States
U.S. state distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Trends and Threats
Brown, L. E. (1963). ''Rana blairi.'' Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 536.1- 536.6.
Written by April Robinson (holden AT uclink4.berkeley.edu), UC Berkeley
First submitted 2001-02-12 (2001-05-31)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2001 Rana blairi: Plains Leopard Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/4991> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jul 4, 2020.
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