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Lithobates miadis (Barbour and Loveridge, 1929)

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

Rana miadis Barbour and Loveridge, 1929, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 69: 143. Holotype: MCZ 14847, by original designation. Type locality: "Little Corn Island, forty miles off the Nicaraguan coast", Nicaragua.

Rana (Rana) miadisDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 41–42, by implication.

Rana (Pantherana) miadisDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 331.

Rana (Novirana, Sierrana, Pantherana, Scurrilirana) miadisHillis and Wilcox, 2005, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 34: 312. See Dubois, 2006, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 317v330, 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 miadisFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, and Green, 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) miadisDubois, 2006, C. R. Biol., Paris, 329: 829; Dubois, 2006, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 325.

Rana (Scurrilirana) miadisHillis, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 335–336, by implication.

English Names

Little Corn Island Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 108).

Distribution

Little Corn Island off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua.

Comment

In the Rana berlandieri subgroup of the Rana pipiens group as defined by Hillis, Frost, and Wright, 1983, Syst. Zool., 32: 132–143. In the equivalent Rana (Pantherana) berlandieri group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 331. Removed from the synonymy of Rana pipiens (sensu lato) by Hillis, Frost, and Wright, 1983, Syst. Zool., 32: 132–143, where it had been placed by Zweifel, 1967, Herpetologica, 23: 54–56. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Rana miadis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 507. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 291–295, provided a brief summary of natural history and identification key for the species of Lithobates in Central America and provided a range map and photograph for this species. 

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