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Northern Leopard Frog

Northern Leopard Frog Call

Call of the Northern leopard frog.

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Ozark Nocturne

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The sounds of tree frogs fill summer nights.

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Ozark Zigzag Salamander

Plethodon angusticlavius
The Ozark zigzag salamander is small, slender, and dark, with a narrow, somewhat lobed dorsal stripe that can be yellow, orange, or red. This woodland species lives in Missouri’s southwestern counties along the Arkansas border.

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Pickerel Frog

Lithobates palustris (formerly Rana palustris)
The pickerel frog is medium-sized, with square or rectangular spots in two parallel rows down the back. There is a wide ridge of skin along each side of the back. It is absent from the northwestern third of Missouri.

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Pickerel Frog

Pickerel Frog

Image of Pickerel frog.

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Image of a plains leopard frog

Plains Leopard Frog

Lithobates blairi (formerly Rana blairi)
A medium-sized spotted frog, the plains leopard frog is found in pastures, prairies, and marshes. The ridge of skin along each side of the back is broken, and the small posterior section is raised toward the back. It is not present in the Ozarks.

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Plains Leopard Frog

Plains Leopard Frog

Audio of Plains leopard frog calls.

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Plains Spadefoot

Plains Spadefoot

Audio of a Plains Spadefoot.

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Plains Spadefoot

Spea bombifrons
The plains spadefoot is a stout, toadlike amphibian with large, protruding eyes, vertically elliptical pupils, short legs, and large feet. There is a raised area between the eyes. It occurs in counties along the Missouri River.

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Plants and Animals

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"Plants and Animals" for the July 2009 Missouri Conservationist.

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