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Lithobates vibicarius Cope, 1894

Rancho Redondo frog, Green-eyed frog

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Levirana vibicaria Cope, 1894; Lithobates vibicaria (Cope, 1894) [orth. error]; Rana godmani Günther, 1900; Rana vibicaria (Cope, 1894)

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1990

Rediscovered in 2002

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable

 

Distribution

Costa Rica & Panama

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

A photo of this species can be seen here: https://www.ticotimes.net/More-news/News-Briefs/5-Costa-Rican-frogs-that-came-back-from-suspected-extinction-and-1-that-didn-t_Wednesday-November-06-2013

 

References

Castro-Cruz, A. and García-Fernández, F. (2012). Report on Lithobates vibicarius (Cope 1894) (Anura: Ranidae) in Parque NAcional de Agua Juan Castro Blanco, Alajuela, Costa Rica. Froglog 100: 69-70.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group & NatureServe. (2013). Lithobates vibicarius. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 21 July 2013.

Jiménez, Randall R. et al. (2020). Habitat disturbance influences the skin microbiome of a rediscovered neotropical-montane frog. BMC Microbiology 20: 292.

Zweifel, R. G. (1964). Distribution and life history of the Central American frog Rana vibicaria. Copeia 1964(2): 300-308.

 

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