(part of the genus Rana)David Cannatella
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Novirana is a large, named clade of true frogs that include all of the Central and South American species, and all of the North American species except for one species group (Amerana).
Hillis, D. M. 2007. Constraints in naming parts of the Tree of Life. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 42:331-338.
Hillis, D. M., and T. P. Wilcox. 2005. Phylogeny of the New World true frogs. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 34:299-314.
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- First online 28 November 2008
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Cannatella, David. 2008. Novirana. (part of the genus Rana). Version 28 November 2008 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Novirana/67182/2008.11.28 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/