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Caucasus Frog

Rana macrocnemis

Description:

Also known as Brusa frog, long-legged wood frog, Iranian long-legged frog, or Uludağ frog, these are medium sized frogs and very variable in appearance. These ones here were dark green with large brown or brown-green spots on the back, and whitish below, with some spots toward the edges. I observed a group of about 10 of them, maybe more, very loud and showing a pair of grey vocal sacs.

Habitat:

Small stream edging the botanical gardens of Tbilisi, center of the town; seen in its calmer part. Inhabit a small region limited to Turkey and Caucasus (for range, check here: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/5865...) , and looks for forested areas close to water bodies.

Notes:

The ID of these ones was difficult - when I saw it first, I thought Marsh frog, but after a short research became more inclined toward the Caucasus or Iranian long-legged (Rana macrocnemis)... as I'm still not sure, not knowing much about Caucasus wildlife and next to nothing about Caucasus amphibians, feel free to correct me... It seems like the first-timer on NOAH

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

თბილისი, Georgia

Lat: 41.71, Long: 44.82

Spotted on Apr 15, 2019
Submitted on Apr 17, 2019

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