California red-legged frog

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California red-legged frog
Rana draytonii
Rana aurora.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Rana
R. draytonii
Binomial name
Rana draytonii
Baird & Girard, 1852

Rana aurora draytonii Baird & Girard, 1852

The California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) is a semi-aquatic frog. It is part of the Ranidae frogs or "true frogs". The California red-legged frog are endemic to California and Baja California, Mexico. The frog is a near threatened species. It is protected by law.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hammerson, Geoffrey (2008). "Rana draytonii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T136113A4240307. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136113A4240307.en.
  2. USFWS Species Profile

Books[change | change source]

  • Hillis D.M. & Wilcox T.P. (2005): Phylogeny of the New World true frogs (Rana). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34(2): 299–314. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2004.10.007 PMID 15619443 PDF fulltext.
  • Santos-Barrera et al. (2004). Rana aurora. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 05 May 2006.
  • Hillis D.M. (2007) Constraints in naming parts of the Tree of Life. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 42: 331–338.

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