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Lithobates sevosus (Goin and Netting, 1940)

Dusky gopher frog, Mississippi gopher frog

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Lithobates sevosa Goin & Netting, 1940; Rana sevosa Goin and Netting, 1940

 

Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1987

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

Distribution

USA

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Goin, C.J. and Netting, M.G. 1940. A new gopher frog from the Gulf Coast, with comments upon the Rana areolata group. Annals of Carnegie Museum, Art: 137-168.

 

Other references:

Allen, M.J. 1932. A survey of the amphibians and reptiles of Harrison County, Mississippi. American Museum Novitates: 1-20.

Altig, R. and Lohoefener, R. 1983. Rana areolata. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles: 1-4.

Bailey, M.A. 1990. Movement of the dusky gopher frog (Rana areolata sevosa) at a temporary pond in the lower coastal plain of Alabama. In: Dodd Jr, C.K., Ashton Jr, R.E., Franz, R. and Ester, E. (eds), Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Meeting of the Gopher Tortoise Council, pp. 27-43. Florida Museum of Natual History, Gainesville, Florida.

Bailey, M.A. 1991. The dusky gopher frog in Alabama. Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science: 28-34.

Bailey, M.A. 1992. Dusky gopher frog inventory and management. Unpublished report submitted to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Atlanta, Georgia.

Bailey, M.A. 1994. An investigation of the dusky gopher frog in Alabama. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Unpublished report, Jackson, Mississippi.

Beane, J.C. and Hoffman, E.L. 1997. Geographic distribution: Rana capito capito (Carolina gopher frog). Herpetological Review: 208.

Berven, K.A. and Grudzien, T.A. 1990. Dispersal in the wood frog (Rana sylvatica): implications for genetic population structure. Evolution: 2047-2056.

Blackburn, L., Nanjappa, P. and Lannoo, M.J. 2001. An Atlas of the Distribution of U.S. Amphibians. Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA.

Boyce, S.G. and Martin, W.H. 1993. The future of the terrestrial communities of the Southeastern Coastal Plain. In: Martin, W.H., Boyce, S.G. and Echternacht, A.C. (eds), Biodiversity of the Southeastern United States: Upland Terrestrial Communities, pp. 339-366. John Wiley and Sons, Inc, New York.

Case, S.M. 1978. Biochemical systematics of members of the genus Rana native to western North America. Systematic Zoology: 299-311.

Collins, J.T. 1990. Standard common and current scientific names for North American amphibians and reptiles, 3rd edition. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles: Herpetological Circular: 1-41.

Collins, J.T. 1991. Viewpoint: a new taxonomic arrangement for some North American amphibians and reptiles. SSAR Herpetological Review: 42-43.

Conant, R. and Collins, J.T. 1991. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians: Eastern and Central North America. Third Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, Massachusetts.

Crawford, J.T. 1988. The status and distribution of the dusky gopher frog (Rana areolata sevosa) in Mississippi. Unpublished report submitted to Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Jackson, Mississippi.

Crother, B.I., Boundy, J., Campbell, J.A., de Quieroz, K., Frost, D., Green, D.M., Highton, R., Iverson, J.B., McDiarmid, R.W., Meylan, P.A., Reeder, T.W., Seidel, M.E., Sites, Jr, J.W., Tilley, S.G. and Wake, D.B. 2003. Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico: update. Herpetological Review: 196-203.

Dundee, H.A. and Rossman, D.A. 1989. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Louisiana. Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.

Franklin, A.B. 1988. Breeding biology of the great gray owl in southeastern Idaho and northwestern Wyoming. Condor: 689-696.

Franz, R., Dodd, Jr, C.K. and Jones, C. 1988. Natural history notes: Rana areolata aesopus (Florida gopher frog). Movement. Herpetological Review: 33.

Frost, C.C. 1993. Four centuries of changing landscape patterns in the longleaf pine ecosystem. In: Hermann, S.M. (ed.), The Longleaf Pine Ecosystem: Ecology, Restoration and Management, pp. 17–43. Proceedings of the Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference, Number 18, Tallahassee, Florida.

Godley, J.S. 1992. Gopher frog Rana capito Le Conte. In: Moler, P.E. (ed.), Rare and endangered biota of Florida. Volume III. Amphibians and Reptiles, pp. 15-19. Univ. Press of Florida.

Geoffrey Hammerson, Stephen Richter, Richard Siegel, Linda LaClaire, Tom Mann. 2004. Lithobates sevosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58714A11828596. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58714A11828596.en. Downloaded on 12 February 2017.

Löding, H.P. 1922. A preliminary catalog of Alabama reptiles and amphibians. Alabama Museum of Natural History paper: 1-59.

Mount, R.H. 1975. The Reptiles and Amphibians of Alabama. Auburn University Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn, Alabama.

Neill, W.T. 1957. The status of Rana capito stertens Schwartz and Harrison. Herpetologica: 47-52.

Netting, M.G. and Goin, C.J. 1942. Additional notes on Rana sevosa. Copeia: 259.

Outcalt, K.W. and Sheffield, R.M. 1996. The longleaf pine forest: trends and current conditions. U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Resource Bulletin, SRS-9, Southern Research Station, Asheville, North Caroli.

Palis, J.G. and Jensen, J.B. 1995. Distribution and breeding biology of the flatwoods salamander (Ambystoma cingulatum) and gopher frog (Rana capito) on Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Final Report. Florida Natural Areas Inventory, Tallahassee, Florida.

Redmond, W.H. and Scott, A.F. 1996. Atlas of Amphibians in Tennessee (Miscellaneous Publication Number 12). The Center for Field Biology, Austin Peay State University, Miscellaneous Publication Number 12, Clarksville, TN, USA.

Richter, S.C. 2000. Larval caddisfly predation on the eggs and embryos of Rana capito and Rana sphenocephala. Journal of Herpetology: 590-593.

Richter, S.C. and Seigel, R.A. 1997. Demography and reproduction of gopher frogs in Mississippi. Unpublished report to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jackson, Mississippi.

Richter, S.C. and Seigel, R.A. 2002. Annual variation in the population ecology of the endangered gopher frog, Rana sevosa Goin and Netting. Copeia: 962-972.

Richter, S.C., Young, J.E., Johnson, G.N. and Seigel, R.A. 2003. Stochastic variation in reproductive success of a rare frog, Rana sevosa: implications for conservation and for monitoring amphibian populations. Biological Conservation: 171-177.

Richter, S.C., Young, J.E., Seigel, R.A. and Johnson, G.N. 2001. Post-breeding movements of the dark gopher frog, Rana sevosa Goin and Netting: Implications for conservation and management. Journal of Herpetology: 316-321.

Seigel, R.A. and Doody, J.S. 1992. Status of the dusky gopher frog in Louisiana. Report to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana.

Stacey, P.B., Taper, M.L. and Johnson, V.A. 1997. Migration within populations. The impact upon local population dynamics. In: Hanski, I. and Gilpin, M.E. (eds), Metapopulation Biology., pp. 267-291. Academic Press., New York.

Thomas, R.A. 1996. A final report: Survey of the potential habitat for the dusky gopher frog (Rana capito sevosa). Unpublished report to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jackson, Mississippi.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1996. Endangered and Threatened Species; Notice of Reclassification of 96 Candidate taxa. Federal Register: 7457-7463.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2000. Proposed rule to list the Mississippi gopher frog distinct population segment of dusky gopher frog as endangered. Federal Register (23 May 2000): 33283-33291.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2001. Final rule to list the Mississippi gopher frog distinct population segment of dusky gopher frog as endangered. Federal Register (4 December 2001): 62993-63002.

Viosca Jr, P. 1949. Amphibians and reptiles of Louisiana. Louisiana Academy of Science, Population Science Bulletin: 3-12.

Volpe, E.P. 1958. The early development of Rana capito sevosa. Tulane Studies in Zoology: 207-225.

Ware, S., Frost, C. and Doerr, P.D. 1993. Southern mixed hardwood forest: the former longleaf pine forest. In: Martin, W.H., Boyce, S.G. and Echternacht, A.C. (eds), Biodiversity of the southeastern United States: Lowland terrestrial communities, pp. 447-493. John Wiley and Sons, New York.

Wright, A.H. and Wright, A.A. 1942. Handbook of frogs and toads. The frogs and toads of the United States and Canada. Comstock Publishing Company, Inc, Ithaca, New York.

Wright, A.H. and Wright, A.A. 1949. Handbook of frogs and toads of the United States and Canada. Comstock Publishing Company, Inc, Ithaca, New York, USA.

Young, J.E. 1997. Taxonomic status of Rana capito and Rana sevosa: reproduction and movements of Rana sevosa in Mississippi. Masters Thesis, pp. 40 pp. Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana.

Young, J.E. and Crother, B.I. 2001. Allozyme evidence for the separation of Rana areolata and Rana capito and for the ressurrection of Rana sevosa. Copeia: 382-388.

Young, J.E. and Seigel, R.A. 1994. Movement patterns and reproductive biology of the dusky gopher frog, Rana capito sevosa, in Mississippi. Final Reoport to the U.S. Forest Service, pp. 16 pp.

Young, J.E., Doody, J.S. and Seigel, R.A. 1995. Reproduction of gopher frogs (Rana capito) in southwestern Mississippi in 1994-1995, with a summary of data from 1988-1994. Unpublished report to Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.

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