Marsh frog

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Marsh frog
Pelophylax ridibundus JdP 2013-06-08 n05.jpg
A marsh frog on a white water-lily (Nymphaea alba) pad
Conservation status
Scienteefic clessification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Pelophylax
Species: P. ridibundus
Binomial name
Pelophylax ridibundus
(Pallas, 1771)

Rana ridibunda Pallas, 1771[2]

The marsh frog (Pelophylax ridibundus) is the lairgest frog native tae Europe an belangs tae the faimily o true frogs. It is very seemilar in appearance tae the closely relatit edible frog an pool frog. These three species, now again in the genus Pelophylax, are eften referred tae as "green frogs" tae distinguish them frae the mair terrestrial European Rana species, which are kent as "broun frogs" (best exemplified bi the common frog Rana temporaria).

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Sergius Kuzmin, David Tarkhnishvili, Vladimir Ishchenko, Tatjana Dujsebayeva, Boris Tuniyev, Theodore Papenfuss, Trevor Beebee, Ismail H. Ugurtas, Max Sparreboom, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Ahmad Mohammed Mousa Disi, Steven Anderson, Mathieu Denoël, Franco Andreone (2009). "Pelophylax ridibundus". IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naiture. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  2. Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Pelophylax ridibundus (Pallas, 1771)". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 24 July 2013.