Tarahumara frog

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Tarahumara frog
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Lithobates
Species: L. tarahumarae
Binomial name
Lithobates tarahumarae
Boulenger, 1917

Rana tarahumarae Boulenger, 1917

The Tarahumara frog, Lithobates tarahumarae, is a species of frog in the Ranidae family found in Mexico and—formerly—the United States, where it is now regionally extinct.[1][2] Its natural habitats are streams and plunge pools in canyons in oak and pine-oak woodland, and foothill thorn scrub and tropical deciduous forest in the Pacific coast tropical area. Permanent water is necessary for reproduction.[1]

The decline of Tarahumara frog populations has many reasons and may include chytridiomycosis and introduced species.[1]

The Tarahumara are a well-known indigenous tribe from the Copper Canyon of northern Mexico.


  1. ^ a b c d Rorabaugh, J.; Santos-Barrera, G. & Hammerson, G. (2004). "Lithobates tarahumarae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Lithobates tarahumarae (Boulenger, 1917)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 14 February 2015.