Lithobates kauffeldi (Feinberg, Newman, Watkins-Colwell, Schlesinger, Zarate, Curry, Shaffer, and Burger, 2014)

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

Rana kauffeldi Feinberg, Newman, Watkins-Colwell, Schlesinger, Zarate, Curry, Shaffer, and Burger, 2014, PLoS One, 9 (10)(e108213): 4. Holotype: YPM 13217, by original designation. Type locality: "Bloomfield region, Richmond County (Staten Island), N[ew] Y[ork], United States".

Lithobates kauffeldiFrost, 2014, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 6.0 (of 31 Oct.). To bring the taxonomy into alignment with that employed by this online catalogue. 

Rana (Pantherana) kauffeldi — Yuan, Zhou, Chen, Poyarkov, Chen, Jang-Liaw, Chou, Matzke, Iizuka, Min, Kuzmin, Zhang, Cannatella, Hillis, and Che, 2016, Syst. Biol., 65: 835.

English Names

Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog (original publication). 

Mid-Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog (Frost, Lemmon, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 15). 


Known with certainty only from extreme southern New Jersey, extreme northeastern Maryland, and northern-most Delaware, north through extreme eastern Pennsylvania, most of central and northern New Jersey into very southern New York state, apparently extirpated from the Connecticut coast and Long Island, New York; possibly extending to the Cape Cod region of Massachusetts, and southern Rhode island, and south through Maryland, as well as tidewater Virginia, and North Carolina, USA. 


In the Lithobates pipiens complex, most closely related to Lithobates palustris according to the original publication. Altig and McDiarmid, 2015, Handb. Larval Amph. US and Canada: 234–235, provided an account of larval morphology and biology (as Lithobates sp.).

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