Lithobates chichicuahutla (Cuellar, Méndez-De La Cruz, and Villagrán-Santa Cruz, 1996)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ranidae > Genus: Lithobates > Species: Lithobates chichicuahutla

Rana chichicuahutla Cuellar, Méndez-De La Cruz, and Villagrán-Santa Cruz, 1996, Rev. Zool., Mexico, 8: 2. Holotype: IBUNAM unnumbered, by original designation. Type locality: "Lago de Las Minas, about 6 Km SE San Jose Alchichica, Puebla, México, elevation 2324 m".

Rana (Novirana, Sierrana, Pantherana, Scurrilirana) chichicuahutlaHillis and Wilcox, 2005, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 34: 312. See Dubois, 2006, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 317-330, Hillis, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 331-338, and Dubois, 2007, Cladistics, 23: 390-402, for relevant discussion of nomenclature. Invalid name formulation under the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (1999) as discussed by Dubois, 2007, Cladistics, 23: 395.

Lithobates chichicuahutlaFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 369; Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao, and Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 43: 1-13; by implication.

Lithobates (Lithobates) chichicuahutlaDubois, 2006, C. R. Biol., Paris, 329: 829; Dubois, 2006, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 325.

Rana (Scurrilirana) chichicuahutlaHillis, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: 335-336, by implication.

Rana (Pantherana) chichicuahutla — Yuan, Zhou, Chen, Poyarkov, Chen, Jang-Liaw, Chou, Matzke, Iizuka, Min, Kuzmin, Zhang, Cannatella, Hillis, and Che, 2016, Syst. Biol., 65: 835.

English Names

Lago de las Minas Frog (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 16).


Known only from the crater lake of the type locality (Lago de Las Minas, about 6 km southeast of San Jose Alchichica, Puebla, México, elevation 2324 m).


Endangered by groundwater pumping, and most closely related to Rana tlaloci, Rana neovolcanica, and Rana spectabilis according to the original publication. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Rana chichicuahutla) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 502.

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