The Lake Frogs in Israel Represent a New Species

Hans Schneider, Ulrich Sinsch, Eviatar Nevo

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Rana levantind sp. n.-the Levantine frog-is a new anuran species. The mating call of this new species differs significantly from that ofR. ridibundaPallas, l77l in the terra typica restricta. Discriminant functions distinguish individual call series with a probability of 96Y0. The mating calls of R. leyantina sp. n. are composed of an average of 10.08 pulses/pulse group and 10.46 pulse groups/call. The species is further characterized by ten standardized morphological indices which permit a discrimination with a probability of 9390 from R. ridibunda. R. levantina sp. n. is found in Israel as well as in the Nile delta and in western Türkey.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-106
Number of pages10
JournalZoologischer Anzeiger
Issue number1/2
StatePublished - 1992


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