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California red-legged frog
Rana draytonii
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Rana
Binomial name
Rana draytonii

The California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) is a semi-aquatic frog. It is part of the Ranidae frogs or "true frogs". The California red-legged frog are endemic to California and Baja California, Mexico. The frog is a near threatened species. It is protected by law.

Books

  • Hillis D.M. & Wilcox T.P. (2005): Phylogeny of the New World true frogs (Rana). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34(2): 299–314. PMID 15619443 PDF fulltext.
  • Santos-Barrera et al. (2004). Rana aurora. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 05 May 2006.
  • Hillis D.M. (2007) Constraints in naming parts of the Tree of Life. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 42: 331–338.

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