Oregon spotted frog

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Oregon spotted frog
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R. pretiosa
Binomial name
Rana pretiosa
Baird & Girard, 1853

The Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) is a medium-sized water frog. The name Rana pretiosa means "precious frog". It comes from the Pacific Northwest area of North America. It can be found in the Puget Trough/Willamette Valley province and the Cascade Mountains of south-central Washington and Oregon.[2] It is a rare frog and is listed by the IUCN as a vulnerable species.[3]

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  1. Hammerson, G & Pearl, C. (2004). Rana pretiosa. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 3 July 2007. Database entry includes justification for why this species is vulnerable.
  2. Kelly R. McAllister and William P. Leonard (July 1997). "Washington State Status Report for the Oregon Spotted Frog". Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  3. "Rana pretiosa (Oregon Spotted Frog)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved March 6, 2013.