Lithobates blairi
Lithobates blairi
(Plains Leopard Frog)
Amphibians-Frogs
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Lithobates blairi (Mecham, Littlejohn, Oldham, Brown and Brown, 1973)

Common name: Plains Leopard Frog

Synonyms and Other Names: Rana blairi (see first paragraph of Remarks section)

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

Native Range:
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Nonindigenous Occurrences: In 1950, 3 individuals were collected 2 miles west of Milton Reservoir in Wed County, Colorado (Livo, Hammerson and Smith, 1998).

Remarks: Frost et al. (2006) revised the genus Rana and most of the North, Central and South American "true frogs" were seperated from this taxon and placed into the new genus Lithobates (Frost et al., 2006; Crother, 2008; Collins and Taggart, 2009).  Scientific and standard English names follow Crother (2008).

References: (click for full references)

Collins, J.T. and T.W. Taggart. 2009. Standard common and current scientific names for North American amphibians, turtles, reptiles, and crocodilians. Sixth Edition. Publication of The Center for North American Herpetology, Lawrence. iv + 44p.

Crother, B.I. (chair). Committee on Standard and English and Scientific Names. 2008. Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding. Society for the Study of Amphibians and  Reptiles Herpetological Circular. No. 37. iii + 86p.

Frost, D. R., T. Grant, J. Faivovich, R. H. Bain, A. Haas, C. F. B. Haddad, R. O. De Sá, A. Channing, M. Wilkinson, S. C. Donnellan, C. J. Raxworthy, J. A. Campbell, B. L. Blotto, P. Moler, R. C. Drewes, R. A. Nussbaum, J. D. Lynch, D. M. Green, and W. C. Wheeler. 2006. The amphibian tree of life. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 297:1-370 + Fig. 50 foldout.

Livo, L.J., G.A. Hammerson, and H.M. Smith. 1998. Summary of amphibians and reptiles introduced into Colorado. Northwestern Naturalist 79(1): 1-11.
 

Author: Denise R. Gregoire, and Robert S. Powell

Revision Date: 8/13/2015

Citation Information:
Denise R. Gregoire, and Robert S. Powell, 2018, Lithobates blairi (Mecham, Littlejohn, Oldham, Brown and Brown, 1973): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=70, Revision Date: 8/13/2015, Access Date: 1/20/2018

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