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Rana sierrae
Rana sierrae
Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog
Photographer: William Flaxington

ID: 0000 0000 0803 0239 (2003-08-07)

Copyright © 2004 William Flaxington

 
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  • date of photo  Aug 2, 2003
  • latitude 37.12145   longitude -118.36121   max error distance 23146 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Inyo National Forest, elevation 3000 m (9842 ft.) (Inyo County, California, US)
  • family Ranidae
  • order Anura
  • class Amphibia
  • habitat  Sub-alpine Fir Forest (meadow stream)
  • notes   Locally abundant, adults, sub-adults, and tadpoles seen every few feet of stream. This stream originates as a spring, filtering up through the earth to conceivably supplying healthy, pollution free water. In other areas, this species has been extirpated due to pollution, disturbance of habitat, and introduced trout and Rana catesbeiana. Unfortunately, this locality may too be in jeopardy, large herds of cattle disturb/trample shoreline and defecate in stream water. Native Americans frequenting the region mentioned, rather than removing cattle new herds are being brought to the area. Due to the abundance of amphibian prey, Thamnophis elegans are easily found about stream.
  • photo category: Animal - Amphibian

  • MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ANIMAL
  • common names   Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog (AW ) Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog (photographer)
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