Lithobates (Rana) berlandieri

Rio Grande Leopard Frog


RIO GRANDE LEOPARD FROG Lithobates (Rana) berlandieri Baird, 1854   

STATUS:  Uncommon

DOCUMENTED COUNTIES:  Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Somervell, and Tarrant

HABITAT: Unknown

COMMENTS:  L. berlandieri with its closely related species, L. blairi and L. sphenocephala, are extremely difficult to identify in the laboratory.  Many of the specimens observed by the early members of the local Herpetological Societies may be any of the three related species.  Much data needs to be collected on the presence of these species in the Metroplex.