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Lithobates dunni (Zweifel, 1957)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Lithobates > Species: Lithobates dunni

Rana dunni Zweifel, 1957, Copeia, 1957: 78. Holotype: AMNH 58409, by original designation. Type locality: "at the embarcadero, Lake Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico".

Rana (Rana) dunniDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 41-42, by implication.

Rana (Pantherana) dunniDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 332.

Rana (Novirana, Sierrana, Pantherana, Stertirana, Lacusirana) dunniHillis and Wilcox, 2005, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 34: 305. See Dubois, 2006, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 317-330, Hillis, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 331-338, and Dubois, 2007, Cladistics, 23: 390-402, for relevant discussion of nomenclature. Invalid name formulation under the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (1999) as discussed by Dubois, 2007, Cladistics, 23: 395.

Lithobates dunniFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 369. Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13; by implication.

Lithobates (Lithobates) dunniDubois, 2006, C. R. Biol., Paris, 329: 829. Dubois, 2006, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 325.

Rana (Lacusirana) dunniHillis, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 335-336, by implication.

English Names

Patzcuaro Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 27; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 107; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 16).

Distribution

Lake Pátzcuaro, Lake Cuitzeo, and Río de Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico.

Comment

In the Rana montezumae subgroup of the Rana pipiens complex as defined by Hillis, Frost, and Wright, 1983, Syst. Zool., 32: 132-143. In the Rana (Pantherana) montezumae group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 332. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Rana dunni) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 503.

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