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Species Assessment For The Northern Leopard Frog (Rana Pipiens) In Wyoming

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The northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens) is a formerly abundant frog that has experienced significant declines across its range and is considered endangered in some parts of the range but still abundant in other parts of the range. Various factors have been invoked to explain population declines in the northern leopard frog, including habitat destruction, diseases, chemical contamination, acidification, increased ultraviolet light due to loss of the ozone layer, introduced predators, overcollecting, climatic changes, and general environmental degradation. However, no one cause has emerged as the primary factor behind population declines in any area. Probably, multiple causes contribute to population declines of the species, [...]

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WyNDD_2004_Northern_Leopard_Frog_Assessment.pdf 1.63 MB

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