Lithobates okaloosae (Moler, 1985)

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

Rana okaloosae Moler, 1985, Copeia, 1985: 379. Holotype: UF 53964, by original designation. Type locality: "along Malone Creek, Eglin Air Force Base, Okaloosa County, Florida (Sec 24-T2N-R25W), at an altitude of 13 meters".

Rana (Rana) okaloosaeDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42, by implication.

Rana (Aquarana) okaloosaeDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 331; Hillis, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 335-336, by implication and for purposes of discussion; Yuan, Zhou, Chen, Poyarkov, Chen, Jang-Liaw, Chou, Matzke, Iizuka, Min, Kuzmin, Zhang, Cannatella, Hillis, and Che, 2016, Syst. Biol., 65: 835.

Rana (Novirana, Aquarana) okaloosaeHillis 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.

Rana (Novirana) okaloosae — Hillis and Wilcox, 2005, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 34: 305. Nomenclatural act of Hillis and Wilcox, 2005, as interpreted by Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 417. 

Lithobates okaloosaeFrost, 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 (Aquarana) okaloosaeDubois, 2006, C. R. Biol., Paris, 329: 829; Dubois, 2006, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 325.

Rana (Lithobates) okaloosae — Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 417. 

English Names

Florida Bog Frog (Moler, 1985, Copeia, 1985: 379; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 108; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 13; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 15; Frost, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2008, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 37: 8; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 8; Frost, McDiarmid, Mendelson, and Green, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 18; Frost, Lemmon, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 15).

Distribution

Small tributary streams of the East Bay, Shoal, and Yellow Rivers, in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton counties, Florida, USA.

Comment

In the Rana catesbeiana group of XXX. In the equivalent Rana clamitans group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 42, and subgenus Aquarana of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 331. Reviewed by Moler, 1993, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 561: 1-3. Austin, Lougheed, Moler, and Boag, 2003, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 80, found that population samples of Rana okaloosae are imbedded phylogenetically among populations of Rana clamitans. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Rana okaloosae) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 509. Dodd, 2013, Frogs U.S. and Canada, 2 : 561–564, provided an account that summarized relevant literature. Elliot, Gerhardt, and Davidson, 2009, Frogs and Toads of N. Am.: 204–205, provided an account, photos, and advertisement call. Altig and McDiarmid, 2015, Handb. Larval Amph. US and Canada: 231–232, provided an account of larval morphology and biology.  

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