Rana sphenocephala

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Rana sphenocephala


Taxonavigation: Neobatrachia

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Anura
Subordo: Neobatrachia

Familia: Ranidae
Genus: Rana
Species: Rana sphenocephala
Subspecies: R. s. sphenocephala – R. s. utricularia


Rana sphenocephala Cope, 1886

Type locality: "in a sulphur spring, near the St. John's River, about three hundred miles from Key West", Florida, USA.

Neotype: UMMZ 56130.



  • Cope, 1886, Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 23: 517.
  • Frost, 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.
  • Hillis, D.M. & Wilcox, T.P. (2005): Phylogeny of the New World true frogs (Rana). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34(2): 299–314. PDF fulltext
  • Hillis, D. M. (2007) Constraints in naming parts of the Tree of Life. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 42: 331–338. PDF fulltext
  • 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN: Rana sphenocephala (Least Concern) Downloaded on 02 July 2008. (as Rana sphenocephala)


This species was briefly transferred to Lithobates by Frost et al., 2006, but was transferred back to Rana by Hillis, 2007.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Southern Leopard Frog