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leop′ard frog`

a common North American green frog, Rana pipiens, having white-edged dark spots on its back.
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Noun1.leopard frog - common North American green or brownish frog having white-edged dark oval spotsleopard frog - common North American green or brownish frog having white-edged dark oval spots
genus Rana, Rana - type genus of the Ranidae
ranid, true frog - insectivorous usually semiaquatic web-footed amphibian with smooth moist skin and long hind legs
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The Chiricahua leopard frog is found in ponds, streams, stock tanks, and other aquatic sites in the mountains of central and east-central Arizona and west-central New Mexico, and in the mountains and valleys of southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico.
Nine species were regarded as potentially present, four state endangered and five state special concern species, respectively: the northern crawfish frog (Rana areolata), four-toed salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum), eastern mud turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum), Kirtland's snake (Clonophis kirtlandii), northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens), plains leopard frog (Rana blairi), mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus), western ribbon snake (Thamnophis proximus), and rough green snake (Opheodrys aestivus).
The northern leopard frog, Rana pipiens, was reported at the site in 1984 (Indiana Department of Natural Resources 1992).
With the aim of finding test subjects that feel less discomfort, he's leaped into research on what he believes is the first nonmammal "guinea pig" for analgesia, the leopard frog.
We assessed octylphenol (OP), an estrogenic endocrine-disrupting chemical, and UV-B radiation, a known stressor in amphibian development, for their effects on hypothalamic gene expression and premetamorphic development in the leopard frog (Rana pipiens).
In their survey of 105 locations in the central Rocky Mountains previously known to contain amphibians, the researchers note that the leopard frog inhabits only four of 33 sites where it once abounded, and the boreal toad is now seen in just 10 of 59 areas it had frequented.
Herein, we report on our laboratory study in March and April of 2012, where we immobilized early life stages (tadpoles and recently metamorphosed frogs) of American bullfrog, Lithobates catesbeianus, and Southern leopard frog, Lithobates sphenocephalus, using low-voltage electrical current.
and caught a northern leopard frog in a small mesh scoop net.
The outcome has been a boon to the Chihuahua chub (Gila nigrescen) and Chiricahua leopard frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis)--two federally endangered animals native to the Mimbres watershed.
Plains Leopard Frog (Lithobates blairi) Plains Leopard Frogs were seen occasionally in the cave interior in late summer and more regularly on the surface in the Stemler Cave area.
I don't have the ending: ask the Vegas Valley leopard frog.
The leopard frog is common at Dave's Pond and widespread in Vigo County.