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Rana ridibunda Pallas 1771

Peter Beerli*

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This species is occuring from Central Europe to the Ural, but its eastern distribution is not well known.


The following recordings a short sequences of longer recordings. These files are size reduced (MULAW 8-bit encoded) from 16-bit encoded sound files. [A single call , Several calls ]


Valid name: Rana (Pelophylax) ridibunda Pallas 1771

Synonyms: Rana ridibunda Palla 1771, Rana gigas Gmelin 1789, Rana cachinnans Pallas 1814, Rana caucasica Pallas 1814, "Rana bufoides" Güldenstadt in Pallas 1814, Rana esculenta var. tigrina Einchwald 1831, Rana dentex Krynicki 1837, "Rana taurica" Bonaparte 1840, Rana fortis Boulenger 1884, Rana florinskii Katschenko and Sipacev 1913, Rana mangischlakensis Ahl 1925.


Beerli, P. 1994. Genetic isolation and calibration of an average protein clock 
        in western Palearctic water frogs of the Aegean region. 
        Dissertation Universität Zürich 1994. 
Berger, L. 1983. Western Palearctic water frogs (Amphibia, Ranidae): 
        Systematics, genetics and population compositions. 
        Experientia 39(2): 127-130.
Dubois, A., and A. Ohler. 1994. Frogs of the subgenus Pelophylax 
        (Amphibia, Anura, genus Rana): a catalogue of available and 
        valid scientific names, with comments on the name-bearing types, 
        complete synonymies. proposed common names, and maps showing 
        all type localities.  In: M. Ogielska (Ed.): II International Symposium on
        Ecology and Genetics of European water frogs, 
        18-25 September 1994, Wroclaw, Poland. Zoologica Poloniae 39(3-4).
Graf, J.-D. and M. Polls Pelaz. 1989. Evolutionary genetics of the 
        Rana esculenta complex. In: Dawley, R.M. and J.P. Bogart (eds.): 
        Evolution and ecology of unisexual vertebrates. 
        New York State Museum Bulletin 466: 289-302.
Hotz, H., G. Manchino, S. Bucci-Innocenti, M. Ragghianti, L. Berger, 
        and T. Uzzell. 1986. Rana ridibunda varies geographically in inducing 
        clonal gametogenesis in interspecific hybrids. Journal of experimental 
        Zoology 236: 199-210.
Uzzell, T. and L. Berger. 1975. Electrophoretic phenotypes of 
        Rana ridibunda, Rana lessonae, and their hybridogenetic associate, 
        Rana esculenta. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences 
        of Philadelphia 127(2): 13-24.

Title Illustration

Rana ridibunda

Photographs copyright 1995,Hansjürg Hotz.

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Peter Beerli

e-mail: beerli@csit.fsu.edu.
Genetics 357360
University of Washington
Seattle WA 98195-7360

Page copyright 1995 Peter Beerli
Last modified 20 December 1995

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