Growth and Longevity:
The largest specimen from Kansas was collected in Montgomery County (MHP 3131) on 15 April 1966 by L. S. Oborny and was 107 mm (4.25") SVL, Schmidt and Taggart (2004).
Frost et al. (2006) placed all members of the genus Rana from Kansas into the genus Lithobates.
Not known from Kansas.
Largely confined to aquatic areas, but may travel significant distances over land during the mid-summer.
2004. Schmidt, Curtis J. and Travis W. Taggart. Rana blairi (Plains Leopard Frog) new state maximum length.. Journal of Kansas Herpetology. (12): pp. 17.
2005. Hillis, David M. and Thomas P. Wilcox. Phylogeny of the New World True Frogs (Rana). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 34(2): pp. 299-314.
2006. Altig, Ronald, Roy W. McDiarmid, Kimberly A. Nichols, and Paul C. Ustach. Tadpoles of the United States and Canada: A Tutorial and Key. Electronic files accessible at http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/tadpole/. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD, USA.. : pp. .
2006. Frost, D., T. Grant, J. Faivovich, R. Bain, A. Haas, C. Haddad, R. De Sá, A. Channing, M. Wilkinson, S. Donnellan, C. Raxworthy, J. Campbell, B. Blotto, P. Moler, R. C. Drewes, R. Nussbaum, J. Lynch, D. Green & W. Wheeler. The amphibian tree of life. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. (297): pp. 370.
2010. Collins, Joseph T., Suzanne L. Collins, and Travis W. Taggart. Amphibians, Reptiles, and Turtles of Kansas. Eagle Mountain Publishing., Provo, Utah. Pp. 400.