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Northern Red-legged frog

Rana aurora

Habitat:

Alongside a pond in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, USA.

Notes:

I think it's either a Red-legged frog or a Pacific Tree Frog but I'm no herp expert.

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3 Comments

bandhturtlesite
bandhturtlesite 8 years ago

I also agree with Gordon. It does look like a Northern Leopard Frog.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 8 years ago

I think it is a northern leopard frog. They exhibit some variability in coloration. We have one variety here that lacks the strong spots and is essentially bronze/green like this one. This species has a strong dorsolateral fold (the ridges that run down the sides of the back), like a leopard frog has. Other frogs have these as well, but take a look at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/conservations... and see if anything else could match.

bandhturtlesite
bandhturtlesite 8 years ago

It doesn't look like a tree frog. It looks more like a leopard frog but I'm not sure what kind terrestrial frog it is.

vanhevel
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vanhevel

Oregon, USA

Spotted on May 20, 2012
Submitted on May 24, 2012

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