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Lithobates omiltemanus Günther, 1900

Guerrera leopard frog

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Lithobates omiltemana Günther, 1900; Rana omiltemana Günther, 1900

 

Smith and Taylor (1948:98) considered this species to be a synonym of Rana pipiens.

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1978

Rediscovered in 2004 or later

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

Distribution

Mexico

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Type specimens: Brit. Mus. Nos. 1895.7.15.31-35 (Smith & Taylor, 1948:98)

Type locality: "Omilteme, Guerrero, Mexico" (Smith & Taylor, 1948:98)

 

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References

Original scientific description:

Günther, Biologia Centrali-Americana, Reptilia and Batrachia, 1900, p. 200, pi. 61, fig, A

 

Other references:

Lips, Karen R. et al. (2004). Amphibian population declines in montane southern Mexico: resurveys of historical localities. Biological Conservation 119: 555-564.

Moore, Robin D. (2014). In Search of Lost Frogs. Bloomsbury UK and Firefly Books USA.

Georgina Santos-Barrera, Oscar Flores-Villela. (2004). Lithobates omiltemanus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 17 February 2013.

Smith, Hobart M. and Taylor, Edward H. (1948). An Annotated Checklist and Key to the Amphibia of Mexico. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 194: iv + 118 pp.

 

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