Lithobates berlandieri — Rio Grande Leopard Frog
Some other names for this species:
Mexican Leopard Frog
The genus Lithobates was split from Rana by Frost et al in 2006. This has been a controversial change ever since, and many authorities continue to use Rana.
One morning in Belize we hung out at the wonderful Green Hill Butterfly Farm (and research center) while awaiting a replacement for our bus that had not quite made it to the top of a nearby hill. The butterfly expert proprietor Jan Meerman also knew enough herpetology to identify the local frogs and lizards for me.
- Campbell, J. A. 1998. Amphibians and Reptiles of Northern Guatemala, the Yucatán, and Belize
- Conant, R., Collins, J. T. 1998. Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, Third Edition, expanded
- Crother, B. I. (ed.) 2017. Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, with Comments Regarding Confidence in Our Understanding, Eighth Edition
- Lee, J. C. 1996. The Amphibians and Reptiles of the Yucatán Peninsula
- Lee, J. C. 2000. A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of the Maya World
- Meyer, J. R., Foster, C. F. 1996. A Guide to the Frogs and Toads of Belize