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American bullfrog

Rana catesbeiana OR Lithobates catesbeianus (you choose)

Description:

Large, about 6" long.

Habitat:

Lily pads in a pond


2 species ID suggestions

American Bullfrog
Lithobates catesbeiana
American bullfrog
Rana catesbeiana OR Lithobates catesbeianus (you choose) Bullfrog

4 Comments

LisaPowers
LisaPowers a year ago

Goody,
No problem. I have finally converted to the new name since ASIH, SSAR, ISH and CNAH all recognize it at this point.
Thanks, Lisa

Aaron_G
Aaron_G a year ago

And David, you were just supposed to pick one, not copy and paste everything! Ha!

Aaron_G
Aaron_G a year ago

Lisa, I realized after I posted my suggestion that you had already rung in before I hit the button to send it. I did not mean to seem like I was bucking your suggestion/scientific name. I have taken to suggesting 2 on the frogs, toads, and ratsnakes due to taxonomic battles over genera. I personally have grown tired of seeing names change frequently and have decided to simply hang on to Rana, Bufo, and Elaphe for now. Again, sorry if it seemed like I was contradicting you in any way. :-)

LisaPowers
LisaPowers a year ago

Sorry Lithobates catesbeianus is the correct spelling.

Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Lat: 35.54, Long: -82.55

Spotted on May 5, 2012
Submitted on May 5, 2012

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