Amazon River frog

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Amazon River frog
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Lithobates
Species: L. palmipes
Binomial name
Lithobates palmipes
(Spix, 1824)
  • Rana palmipes Spix, 1824
  • Rana affinis Peters, 1859
  • Ranula gollmerii Peters, 1859

The Amazon River frog (Lithobates palmipes) is a species of frog in the Ranidae family that occurs in the northern and Amazonian South America east of the Andes (Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Trinidad), with scattered records from northeastern Brazil.[2] In Spanish, it is known as rana verde verdadera. Its natural habitats are tropical rainforests near permanent waterbodies. It is not considered threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.[1] It is highly appreciated as food by the Ye’kwana of southeastern Venezuela.[3]


  1. ^ a b Enrique La Marca; Claudia Azevedo-Ramos; Luis A. Coloma; Santiago Ron & Jerry Hardy (2010). "Lithobates palmipes". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Lithobates palmipes (Spix, 1824)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Barrio-Amorós, C. L. & C. Brewer-Carias (2008). "Herpetological results of the 2002 expedition to Sarisariñama, a tepui in Venezuelan Guayana, with the description of five new species" (PDF). Zootaxa. 1942: 1–68. 

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