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Lowland Leopard Frog (Lithobates yavapaiensis)
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Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis)

General Description: A large, stocky, light tan to green frog with dark lines on the back of the legs that line up across the thigh, calf, and feet when the legs are folded.

Taxonomy: Order Frogs and Toads (Anura); Family True Frogs (Ranidae). Formerly Rana yavapaiensis.

Technical Description: Body size large (to about 5 in.). Dorsal color light tan to green. Ventral color yellow. Dorsolateral folds prominent, broken into segments towards the rear, and angled inward. Skin tuberculate. Upper lip stripe present, vague.

Diet: Insects.

Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis)

Habitat: Desert riparian habitats along permanent streams, springs, and water impoundments.

Range: The species occurs in southern Arizona and southern California along the Colorado River, but not in southern Nevada.

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Comments:

Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis) If you were a tasty flying insect, you'd better hope you never see this face!
Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis) Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis)
Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis)
Lowland Leopard Frog with friends
Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis)
Laying eggs?
Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis) Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis)
Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis) Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis)
Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis) Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis)
Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis) Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis)
Lowland Leopard Frog (Lithobates yavapaiensis) Lowland Leopard Frog (Lithobates yavapaiensis)

 
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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