Lithobates omiltemanus (Günther, 1900)

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

Rana omiltemana Günther, 1900, Biol. Centr. Amer., Rept. Batr., Vol. 7, Part 153: 200. Syntypes: BMNH 1895.7.15.31-35 according to Kellogg, 1932, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 160: 209. Type locality: "Mexico, Omilteme in Guerrero 8000 feet".

Rana pipiens omiltemanaDavis and Dixon, 1965 "1964", Herpetologica, 20: 231.

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

Rana (Pantherana) omiltemanaDubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 331; 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, Pantherana, Scurrilirana) omiltemanaHillis 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 omiltemanusFrost, 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) omiltemanusDubois, 2006, C. R. Biol., Paris, 329: 829. Dubois, 2006, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 325.

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

English Names

Guerreran Leopard Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 27; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 109); Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 16).


High elevations (Omiltemi and Agua de Obispo) of the Sierra Madre del Sur in Guerrero, Mexico, ca. 2400 m elevation.


In the Rana pipiens complex as defined by Hillis, Frost, and Wright, 1983, Syst. Zool., 32: 132-143. Rana (Pantherana) berlandieri group of Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 331. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Rana omiltemana) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 509.

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