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California red-legged frog
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Rana draytonii
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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.
  • Hillis D.M. (2007) Constraints in naming parts of the Tree of Life. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 42: 331–338.
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, http://www.fws.gov/endangered/features/rl_frog/rlfrog.html

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