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Lithobates sylvaticus (Wood Frog)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus or Rana sylvatica) has a broad distribution over North America, extending from the southern Appalachians to the boreal forest with several notable disjunct populations including lowland eastern North Carolina. The wood frog has garnered attention by biologists over the last century because of its freeze tolerance, relatively great degree of terrestrialism (for a ranid), interesting habitat associations (peat bogs, vernal pools, uplands), and relatively long-range movements. The ecology and conservation of the wood frog has attracted research attention in recent years because they are often considered "obligate" breeders in ephemeral wetlands (sometimes called "vernal pools") that are themselves more imperiled than the species that breed in them. The woo
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
3
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
23
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.58
EDGE Score: 2.26

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  7.88 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Female Maturity [1]  2 years 6 months
Male Maturity [1]  1 year 6 months
Litter Size [1]  900
Litters / Year [2]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  5 years
Snout to Vent Length [2]  3.268 inches (8.3 cm)

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve 90 Michigan, United States
Chippewa Nature Center   Michigan, United States    
Edwin S. George Reserve 1297 Michigan, United States
Hope College Biology Nature Preserve 55 Michigan, United States

Ecosystems

Emblem of

New York

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Distribution

North America;

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1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
3Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
4Making The Forest And Tundra Wildlife Connection
5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
6Anurans as prey: an exploratory analysis and size relationships between predators and their prey, L. F. Toledo, R. S. Ribeiro & C. F. B. Haddad, Journal of Zoology 271 (2007) 170–177
7Vertebrate Prey of Selected Arkansas Snakes, Stanley E.Trauth and ChrisT.McAllister, Proceedings Arkansas Academy of Science, Vol. 49, 1995, p. 188-192
8del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
9Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Protected Areas provided by Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve
Chippewa Nature Center
Edwin S. George Reserve, University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Hope College Biology Nature Preserve
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