Rana forreri (Boulenger, 1883)
Forrer's Grass 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: Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
A Spanish-language species account can be found at the website of Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio).
Grismer, L. L. (2002). Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California. University of California Press, Berkeley.
Originally submitted by: Peera Chantasirivisal (first posted 2005-10-11)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2009-11-02)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Rana forreri: Forrer's Grass Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/5033> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 27, 2022.
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