Rana warszewitschii (Schmidt, 1857)
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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The tadpoles are large (115mm), dark and heavily mottled on the tail and fins. They have a muscular tail and low tail fins (Villa 1990).
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
A Spanish-language species account can be found at the website of Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio).
Hillis, D. M. and De Sa, R. (1988). ''Phylogeny and taxonomy of the Rana palmipes Group (Salientia: Ranidae).'' Herpetological Monographs, (2), 1-26.
Villa, J. D. (1990). ''Rana warszewitschii (Schmidt).'' Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, 459.1-459.2.
Originally submitted by: Amy Jess (first posted 1999-06-02)
Edited by: M. J. Mahoney (2009-11-02)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Rana warszewitschii: Warszewitsch's Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/5183> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 30, 2022.
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