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Lithobates  Fitzinger, 1843
Taxonomic Serial No.: 773285

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Ranula Peters, 1859
    Pohlia Steindachner, 1867
    Trypheropsis Cope, 1868
    Levirana Cope, 1894
    Chilixalus Werner, 1899
    Anchylorana Taylor, 1942
    Sierrana Dubois, 1992
    Zweifelia Dubois, 1992
    Aquarana Dubois, 1992
    Pantherana Dubois, 1992
    Novirana Hillis and Wilcox, 2005
    Torrentirana Hillis and Wilcox, 2005
    Stertirana Hillis and Wilcox, 2005
    Lacusirana Hillis and Wilcox, 2005
    Nenirana Hillis and Wilcox, 2005
    Scurrilirana Hillis and Wilcox, 2005
  Common Name(s): American Water Frogs [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2019   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAmphibia  – amphibiens, anfíbio, Amphibians  
                         OrderAnura  – Frogs, perereca, rã, sapo, crapauds, grenouilles, Toads  
                            FamilyRanidae Batsch, 1796  
                               GenusLithobates Fitzinger, 1843 – American Water Frogs  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Lithobates areolatus (Baird and Girard, 1852) – Crawfish Frog 
                                  Species Lithobates berlandieri (Baird, 1859) – Rio Grande Leopard Frog 
                                  Species Lithobates blairi (Mecham, Littlejohn, Oldham, Brown and Brown, 1973) – Plains Leopard Frog 
                                  Species Lithobates brownorum (Sanders, 1973)  
                                  Species Lithobates bwana (Hillis and de Sá, 1988)  
                                  Species Lithobates capito (LeConte, 1855) – Gopher Frog 
                                  Species Lithobates catesbeianus (Shaw, 1802) – American Bullfrog 
                                  Species Lithobates chichicuahutla (Cuellar, Méndez-De La Cruz and Villagrán-Santa Cruz, 1996)  
                                  Species Lithobates chiricahuensis (Platz and Mecham, 1979) – Chiricahua Leopard Frog 
                                  Species Lithobates clamitans (Latreille in Sonnini de Manoncourt and Latreille, 1801) – Green Frog 
                                  Species Lithobates dunni (Zweifel, 1957)  
                                  Species Lithobates fisheri (Stejneger, 1893) – Vegas Valley Leopard Frog (extinct), Vegas Valley Leopard Frog 
                                  Species Lithobates forreri (Boulenger, 1883)  
                                  Species Lithobates grylio (Stejneger, 1901) – Pig Frog 
                                  Species Lithobates heckscheri (Wright, 1924) – River Frog 
                                  Species Lithobates johni (Blair, 1965)  
                                  Species Lithobates juliani (Hillis and de Sá, 1988)  
                                  Species Lithobates kauffeldi (Feinberg, Newman, Watkins-Colwell, Schlesinger, Zarate, Curry, Shaffer and Burger, 2014) – Mid-Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog 
                                  Species Lithobates lemosespinali (Smith and Chiszar, 2003)  
                                  Species Lithobates lenca (Luque-Montes, Austin, Weinfurther, Wilson, Hofmann and Townsend, 2018)  
                                  Species Lithobates macroglossa (Brocchi, 1877)  
                                  Species Lithobates maculatus (Brocchi, 1877)  
                                  Species Lithobates magnaocularis (Frost and Bagnara, 1974)  
                                  Species Lithobates megapoda (Taylor, 1942)  
                                  Species Lithobates miadis (Barbour and Loveridge, 1929)  
                                  Species Lithobates montezumae (Baird, 1854)  
                                  Species Lithobates neovolcanicus (Hillis and Frost, 1985)  
                                  Species Lithobates okaloosae (Moler, 1985) – Florida Bog Frog 
                                  Species Lithobates omiltemanus (Günther, 1900)  
                                  Species Lithobates onca (Cope in Yarrow, 1875) – Relict Leopard Frog 
                                  Species Lithobates palmipes (Spix, 1824)  
                                  Species Lithobates palustris (LeConte, 1825) – Pickerel Frog 
                                  Species Lithobates pipiens (Schreber, 1782) – Northern Leopard Frog 
                                  Species Lithobates psilonota (Webb, 2001)  
                                  Species Lithobates pueblae (Zweifel, 1955)  
                                  Species Lithobates pustulosus (Boulenger, 1883)  
                                  Species Lithobates septentrionalis (Baird, 1854) – Mink Frog 
                                  Species Lithobates sevosus (Goin and Netting, 1940) – Dusky Gopher Frog 
                                  Species Lithobates sierramadrensis (Taylor, 1939)  
                                  Species Lithobates spectabilis (Hillis and Frost, 1985)  
                                  Species Lithobates sphenocephalus (Cope, 1886) – Southern Leopard Frog 
                                  Species Lithobates sylvaticus (LeConte, 1825) – Wood Frog 
                                  Species Lithobates tarahumarae (Boulenger, 1917) – Tarahumara Frog 
                                  Species Lithobates taylori (Smith, 1959)  
                                  Species Lithobates tlaloci (Hillis and Frost, 1985)  
                                  Species Lithobates vaillanti (Brocchi, 1877)  
                                  Species Lithobates vibicarius (Cope, 1894)  
                                  Species Lithobates virgatipes (Cope, 1891) – Carpenter Frog 
                                  Species Lithobates warszewitschii (Schmidt, 1857)  
                                  Species Lithobates yavapaiensis (Platz and Frost, 1984) – Lowland Leopard Frog 
                                  Species Lithobates zweifeli (Hillis, Frost and Webb, 1984)  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference v6, database (version 6.0)  
  Acquired: 2019   
  Notes: Frost, Darrel R. 2019. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6 (12 September, 2019). Electronic Database accessible at American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA   
  Reference for: Lithobates   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Crother, Brian I., Jeff Boundy, Frank T. Burbrink, et al. / Moriarty, John J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2008   
  Article/Chapter Title: Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, With Comments Regarding Confidence in Our Understanding, Sixth Ed.   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Herpetological Circular No. 37   
  Page(s): 1-84   
  Publisher: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-916984-74-5   
  Notes: Available free as a PDF at   
  Reference for: Lithobates, American Water Frogs [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Crother, Brian I., Ronald M. Bonett, Jeff Boundy, Frank T. Burbrink, et al. / Moriarty, John J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2017   
  Article/Chapter Title: Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, with Comments Regarding Confidence in Our Understanding, Eighth Ed.   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Herpetological Circular, no. 43   
  Page(s): 102   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-946681-003   
  Notes: Available free as PDF, and as updated database, at   
  Reference for: American Water Frogs[English]   

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