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Rana cf. temporaria

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 5 years ago
European Common Frog or Grasfrosch
Rana cf. temporaria Common frog

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bayucca 5 years ago

The "easy" and common ones are often the most tricky ones!!
Definitely a "Braunfrog", Rana sp. and I think it is the common European Common Frog, Rana temporaria. There are 2 other very similar ones and I would exclude Rana dalmatina due to the shape, location and size of the tympanon. It is a rare species in Germany, but would be find in Bayern as well. The other one is Rana arvalis, Moorfrosch, which is smaller as the Grasfrosch and has usually a bright median line on the back.
I cannot really judge the size of your frog. The Grasfrosch is the largest one.
The longer I look at it, the more I get in trouble to really decide, that's why I put the cf. Maybe other people can help as well.
I add some interesting links, which might help you to confirm...
What do you think??

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Bayern, Germany

Spotted on Sep 6, 2015
Submitted on Sep 6, 2015

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