Warszewitsch's frog

Warszewitsch's frog
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Lithobates
Species: L. warszewitschii
Binomial name
Lithobates warszewitschii
(Schmidt, 1857)
  • Rana warszewitschii Schmidt, 1857
  • Rana coeruleopunctata Steindachner, 1864
  • Ranula chrysoprasina Cope, 1866

Warszewitsch's frog (Lithobates warszewitschii) is a species of frog in the Ranidae family found in Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.[1][2][3][4]


Lithobates warszewitschii are medium-sized frogs: males grow to 52 mm (2.0 in) and females to 63 mm (2.5 in) in snout–vent length. The snout is pointed. They have large or small green patches on a golden brown background on their back; the colouration darkens to brown along the sides. The dark area extends forward onto the face to form a "mask". They also have a light lip line. The dorsolateral folds have lighter colouration, usually golden or yellow. The feet are extensively webbed.[3]

Habitat and conservation

Its natural habitats are humid lowland, montane and gallery forests where it is found near streams,[1] but it can also be found far from streams.[4] It can survive even in small forest patches. Some populations seem to have suffered from chytridiomycosis but more recently recovered. It is also affected by habitat loss.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 Frank Solís; Roberto Ibáñez; Gerardo Chaves; Jay Savage; César Jaramillo; Querube Fuenmayor; Federico Bolaños (2010). "Lithobates warszewitschii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  2. Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Lithobates warszewitschii (Schmidt, 1857)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  3. 1 2 "Lithobates warszewitschii". Amphibians of Panama. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  4. 1 2 Luis Humberto Elizondo C.; Federico Bolaños V. (2011). "Lithobates warszewitschii". Biodiversidad de Costa Rica. Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad. Retrieved 8 February 2015.

Further reading

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