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Vegas Valley Leopard Frog
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A reconstruction of the 'extinct' Vegas Valley Leopard Frog. Created by Peter Maas for The Sixth Extinction website.
Information
Range Las Vegas Valley, as well as Tule Springs, Clark County, southern Nevada, United States of America
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Amphibia
Order Anura
Family Ranidae
Genus Rana
Species R. fisheri
Conservation Status
EXSpecies
Extinct

The Vegas Valley leopard frog (Rana fisheri) is a species of frog previously declared extinct. Once it occurred in the Las Vegas Valley, as well as Tule Springs, Clark County, southern Nevada, United States of America, at elevations between 370 and 760 m (1,210 and 2,490 ft). It was believed to be the only frog endemic to the United States to have become extinct in modern times. A. Vanderhorst collected 10 specimens of this species at Tule Springs on January 13, 1942. These frogs were believed to be the last recorded specimens of the Vegas Valley leopard frog, and are now in the University of Michigan Museum of Comparative Zoology collection. The Vegas Valley leopard frog was considered extinct after extensive searches have failed to locate the species.

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