Zweifel's frog

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Zweifel's frog
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Lithobates
Species: L. zweifeli
Binomial name
Lithobates zweifeli
(Hillis, Frost & Webb, 1984)
Synonyms

Rana zweifeli Hillis, Frost, and Webb, 1984[2]

Zweifel's frog, Lithobates zweifeli, is an amphibian species endemic to Mexico. It is a member of the true frog family, Ranidae.[3]

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, zweifeli, honors American herpetologist Richard G. Zweifel.[2]

Habitat[edit]

The frog's natural habitats are tropical seasonal forests at low elevations. It is found near water, for example streams, rivers and permanent and temporary ponds, its breeding habitat.[1]

Conservation status[edit]

It is not considered threatened by the IUCN, although disturbance and desiccation of the water systems remains a threat.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Santos-Barrera, G. & Flores-Villela, O. (2004). "Lithobates zweifeli". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Hillis, D.M., J.S. Frost, and R.G. Webb. (1984) A new species of frog of the Rana tarahumarae group from southwestern Mexico. Copeia 1984 (2): 398–403
  3. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Lithobates zweifeli (Hillis, Frost, and Webb, 1984)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 14 February 2015.