Lithobates psilonota (Webb, 2001)

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

Rana psilonota Webb, 2001, Mesoam. Herpetol.: 28. Holotype: MSU 12909, by original designation. Type locality: "9.6 road kilometers (six miles via Highwa 15) northwest Sant Isabel, ca. 1158 m, Nayarit, México".

Rana (Novirana, Sierrana, Torrentirana, Zweifelia) psilonotaHillis 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 psilonotaFrost, 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) psilonotaDubois, 2006, C. R. Biol., Paris, 329: 830. Dubois, 2006, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 325.

Rana (Zweifelia) psilonotaHillis, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 335-336, by implication; Hillis, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 335-336, by implication; Yuan, Zhou, Chen, Poyarkov, Chen, Jang-Liaw, Chou, Matzke, Iizuka, Min, Kuzmin, Zhang, Cannatella, Hillis, and Che, 2016, Syst. Biol., 65: 835.

English Names

Smooth-backed Frog (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 16).

Distribution

Mexican states of Aguascalientes, Zacatecas (southern), Colima, Jalisco, and Nayarit, associated with tributaris of the Río Ameca and the Río Grande de Santiago drainages.

Comment

In the Rana tarahumarae group (= Rana pustulosa group) according to the original publication, formerly confused with Rana pustulosa. Ahumada-Carrillo, Vázquez-Huizar, Vázquez-Diaz, and García-Vázquez, 2011, Herpetol. Rev., 42: 397, provided a record for southern Zacatecas, Mexico, and discussed the range. Rodríguez-Canseco, Ayón-Escobedo, and González-Estupiñán, 2013, Herpetol. Rev., 44: 622, reported sympatry of this species with Lithobates spectabilisLithobates neovolcanicus, and Lithobates forreri

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