Lithobates sierramadrensis (Taylor, 1939)

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

Rana sierramadrensis Taylor, 1939 "1938", Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 25: 397. Holotype: EHT-HMS 3963B, by original designation; now FMNH 100038 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 64. Type locality: "near Agua de Obispo, between Rincón and Cajones, Guerrero", Mexico.

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

Rana (Sierrana) sierramadrensisDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 330; 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.

Rana (Novirana, Sierrana, Torrentirana) sierramadrensisHillis 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 sierramadrensisFrost, 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) sierramadrensisDubois, 2006, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 325.

Rana (Torrentirana) sierramadrensisHillis, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 335-336, by implication. Torrentirana is an objective synonym of Zweifelia Dubois, 1992, according to Dubois, 2007, Cladistics, 23: 392

English Names

Sierra Madre Occidental Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 27; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 109) [Note-This frog does not occur in the Sierra Madre Occidental—DRF.]

Sierra Madre Frog (; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 17).


Conifer forests at intermediate elevations of the Sierra Madre del Sur of Guerrero and Oaxaca, southern Mexico.


Sole member of the Rana (Sierrana) sierramadrensis group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 330. In the Rana palmipes group of Hillis and de Sá, 1988, Herpetol. Monogr., 2: 1-26. See review by Webb, 1978, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 300: 1-13. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Rana sierramadrensis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 512.

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