AmphibiaWeb - Rana lemosespinali


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Rana lemosespinali Smith and Chiszar, 2003

Subgenus: Pantherana
family: Ranidae
genus: Rana
Species Description: Smith, H.M. and Chiszar, D. 2003. Distributional and variational data on the frogs of the genusRanain Chihuahua, Mexico, including a new species.Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society: 59-65.
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.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Data Deficient (DD)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mexico

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