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So is this not updated? Are you sure?
Years ago, they separated the North/South American species from the Old World species. Rana was reserved for the Old World species. Most of the North American species were put into the genus Lithobates. The current correct name for this spotting is Lithobates sylvaticus.
All of the major herpetological groups have adopted Lithobates as the genus. (SSAR, IH, IHS, HL & CNAH)
I think it is still under debate. I read this.
Rana and Bufo in North America disappeared a couple of years back. Visit this link to the Center for North American Herpetology and click on the FROGS link in the left-hand column. It will give you updated taxonomic names for frogs and toads.
Mr. Goldfish, yes, I am pretty sure that Lithobates includes many species which were formerly Rana:
Really? Are you sure it is not in the genus Rana? There is a subgenus Lithobates. Did they move those Lithobates up a level to genus?
Again -good camaflouge!
The reference link includes the old genus, Rana. Rana is no longer the genus name for this species.
Spotted on Jul 30, 2013
Submitted on Jul 30, 2013