Vaillant's frog

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Vaillant's frog
Rainforest frog (Lithobates vaillanti) (9430279338).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Lithobates
Species: L. vaillanti
Binomial name
Lithobates vaillanti
(Brocchi, 1877)
Synonyms

Rana bonaccana Günther, 1900
Rana vaillanti Brocchi, 1877

Vaillant's frog (Lithobates vaillanti)[1] is a species of frog in the Ranidae family found in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, rural gardens, heavily degraded former forests, water storage areas, ponds, and canals and ditches.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frost, Darrel (2011). "American Museum of Natural History: Amphibian Species of the World 5.5, an Online Reference". Herpetology. The American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Hillis, D.M., and de Sá, R. (1984): Phylogeny and taxonomy of the Rana palmipes species group (Salientia: Ranidae). Herpetological Monographs 2: 1-26.
  • Hillis, D.M. & Wilcox, T.P. (2005): Phylogeny of the New World true frogs (Rana). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 34(2): 299–314. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2004.10.007 PMID 15619443 PDF fulltext.
  • Hillis, D. M. (2007) Constraints in naming parts of the Tree of Life. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 42: 331–338.
  • Pauly, Greg B., Hillis, David M. & Cannatella, David C. (2009): Taxonomic freedom and the role of official lists of species names. Herpetologica 65: 115-128. PDF fulltext
  • Santos-Barrera, G., Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Chaves, G., Wilson, L.D., Castro, F., Coloma, L.A., Ron, S., Acosta-Galvis, A. & Morales, M. 2004. Rana vaillanti. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 July 2007.