Amphibian Illustrations


green frog
Green Frog (Rana clamitans), colored pencil

About the illustration:

Commissioned by: Wisconsin Sea Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison

About the Green Frog:
This small frog is about 2 to 4 inches long. The male's throat is yellow while the female's is white. It is nocturnal and breeds from March to August. "Rana claitans" means "noisy frog", as "rana" is Latin for frog and "clamitans" is Latin for noisy.

Taxonomy:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (having a spinal chord)
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura (frogs and toads)
Family: Ranidae (true frogs)
Genus: Lithobates
Species: L. clamitans

More information about the green frog:
Wikipedia: Green Frog

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