Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog
|Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog|
The Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog or Sierra Nevada Mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana sierrae) is a true frog endemic to the Sierra Nevada mountains (in California and Nevada). It was formerly considered Rana muscosa until a 2007 study elevated the more central and northern populations to full species status, restricting R. muscosa to the southern Sierra Nevada and southern California.
Shallow lakes that dry in summer endanger this high-elevation frog. Predation by non-native trout also plays a large role in limiting breeding and tadpole development. Many factors endangering the southern mountain yellow-legged frog also affect this species.
- Geoffrey Hammerson (2008). "Rana sierrae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 12 Dec 2008.
- Igor Lacan; Kathleen Matthews; Krishna Feldman. "Interaction of an introduced predator with future effects of climate change in the recruitment dynamics of the imperiled Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog (rana sierrae)" (PDF). Herpetological Conservation and Biology. 3 (2): 211–223.
- Vredenburg, V. T.; Bingham, R.; Knapp, R.; Morgan, J. A. T.; Moritz, C.; Wake, D. (2007). "Concordant molecular and phenotypic data delineate new taxonomy and conservation priorities for the endangered mountain yellow-legged frog". Journal of Zoology. 271 (4): 361–374. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.2006.00258.x.
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Data related to Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog at Wikispecies
- Californiaherps.com: Rana sierrae — Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog
- Rana sierrae in the CalPhotos Photo Database, University of California, Berkeley
- Rana sierrae recordings
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