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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, 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) 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).


Little Corn Island off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua.


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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