Tlaloc's leopard frog

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Tlaloc's leopard frog
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Lithobates
Species: L. tlaloci
Binomial name
Lithobates tlaloci
(Hillis & Frost, 1985)
Synonyms

Rana tlaloci Hillis & Frost, 1985[2]

Tlaloc's leopard frog (Lithobates tlaloci), or rana de Tláloc in Spanish, is a species of frog in the Ranidae family endemic to the Valley of Mexico.[3] It is most likely extinct.[1]

Tlaloc's leopard frog inhabited wetland areas in the surroundings of southern Mexico City. The suitable habitat disappeared because of rapid urbanization.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Santos-Barrera, G. & Flores-Villela, O. (2004). "Lithobates tlaloci". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Hillis, D.M. & Frost, J.S. (1985). Three new species of leopard frogs (Rana pipiens complex) from the Mexican Plateau. Occ. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas 117:1-14
  3. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Lithobates tlaloci (Hillis and Frost, 1985)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 15 February 2015.