Lithobates megapoda (Taylor, 1942)

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

Rana trilobata Mocquard, 1899, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 9, 1: 158. Holotype: MNHNP 1897.189 (formerly 169a) according to Kellogg, 1932, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 160: 209. Type locality: "Guadalajara", Jalisco, Mexico. Synonymy by Webb, 1991, Herpetologica, 47: 13-21. Placed on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Specific Names in Zoology by Opinion 1776, Anonymous, 1994, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 51: 181.

Rana megapoda Taylor, 1942, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 28: 310. Holotype: EHT-HMS 3280, by original designation; now FMNH 100025 according to XXX. Type locality: "near Chapala, Jalisco", Mexico. Synonymy by Webb, 1991, Herpetologica, 47: 13-21. Placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology by Opinion 1776, Anonymous, 1994, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 51: 181.

Rana pipiens trilobataSmith, 1947, J. Washington Acad. Sci., 37: 409-410. Shannon, 1951, Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 101: 479; Davis and Smith, 1953, Herpetologica, 8: 149 (Based on specimens of a member of the Rana berlandieri group).

Rana megapodiaElter, 1982, Cat. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat., Torino, 5: 42. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

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

Rana (Pantherana) trilobataDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 332; Yuan, Zhou, Chen, Poyarkov, Chen, Jang-Liaw, Chou, Matzke, Iizuka, Min, Kuzmin, Zhang, Cannatella, Hillis, and Che, 2016, Syst. Biol., 65: 835.

Rana (Novirana, Sierrana, Pantherana, Stertirana, Lacusirana) megapodaHillis 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 megapodaFrost, 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) megapodaDubois, 2006, C. R. Biol., Paris, 329: 829. Dubois, 2006, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 325.

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

English Names

Bigfoot Leopard Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 28; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 110).

Big-footed Leopard Frog (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 16).

Distribution

Southern Nayarit and western Jalisco east to northern Michoacan, and southern Guanajuato, Mexico, 823-1520 m elevation.

Comment

See Webb, 1991, Herpetologica, 47: 13-21, and Webb, 1996, Southwest. Nat., 41: 35-42, for accounts. In the Rana montezumae group of the Rana pipiens complex as defined by Hillis, Frost, and Wright, 1983, Syst. Zool., 32: 132-143. In the equivalent Rana (Pantherana) montezumae group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 332. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Rana megapoda) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 507.

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