Rana catesbeiana (Shaw 1802)

Jones, Dillon, Foshee, Bethany & Fitzgerald, Lee, 2021, A herpetological survey of Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, Check List 17 (1), pp. 27-38 : 32

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/17.1.27

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/EC0B997B-FFB1-FFB9-FF3A-118C1749F9CA

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Rana catesbeiana (Shaw 1802)
status

 

Rana catesbeiana (Shaw 1802)

Examined material. UNITED STATES • 14 via sur- vey, 17 via iNaturalist; Texas, Harris County, Houston ; 29.7713°N, 095. 5695°W; first encounter on 21 Jan. 2018; capture via transect survey GoogleMaps .

Identification. This species is characterized by generally large size and an olive, green or brown body color often fading to green on the head. Additionally, the eardrum is rather conspicuous and is larger than the eye in males. This species can be identified from Rana clamitans (Latreille, 1801) by the absence of dorsolateral folds ( Powell et al. 2016). A number of authors use Lithobates

as the genus name for this species. We use Rana , following Yuan et al. (2016).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Ranidae

Genus

Rana