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This is a list of official U.S. state amphibians. State amphibians are designated by tradition or the respective state legislatures.[1]

Table[edit]

State State amphibian Binomial
nomenclature
Photo Year
Alabama Red Hills salamander Phaeognathus hubrichti Phaeognathus hubrichii.jpg 2000[2]
Arizona Arizona tree frog Hyla eximia Hyla eximia.jpg 1986[3]
California California red-legged frog Rana draytonii Rana aurora.jpg 2014[4]
Colorado Western tiger salamander Ambystoma mavortium Ambystoma mavortium 2006.jpg 2012[5]
Georgia American green tree frog Hyla cinerea American green tree frog 1.JPG 2005[6]
Idaho Idaho giant salamander Dicamptodon aterrimus 2015[7]
Illinois Eastern tiger salamander Ambystoma tigrinum Tiger salamander.jpg 2005[8]
Iowa American bullfrog Rana catesbeiana North-American-bullfrog1.jpg Unofficial
Kansas Barred tiger salamander Ambystoma mavortium Ambystoma mavortium 2006.jpg 2005[9]
Louisiana American green tree frog Hyla cinerea American green tree frog 1.JPG 1993[10]
Minnesota Northern leopard frog Rana pipiens Northern leopard frog 1.jpg Proposed in 1999[11]
Missouri American bullfrog Rana catesbeiana North-American-bullfrog1.jpg 2005[12]
New Hampshire Red-spotted newt Notophthalmus viridescens Notophthalmus viridescensPCCA20040816-3983A.jpg 1985[13]
New Mexico New Mexico spadefoot toad Spea multiplicata Nmspadefoot.jpg 2003[14]
New York Wood frog Lithobates sylvaticus Lithobates sylvaticus (wood frog).jpg Proposed in 2015[15]
North Carolina Pine barrens tree frog
(state frog)
Hyla andersonii Pine Barrens Tree Frog.jpg 2013[16]
Marbled salamander
(state salamander)
Ambystoma opacum Ambystoma opacumPCSLXYB.jpg 2013[17]
Ohio Spotted salamander
(state amphibian)
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted salamander on leaf.jpg 2010[18]
American bullfrog
(state frog)
Rana catesbeiana North-American-bullfrog1.jpg 2010[19]
Oklahoma American bullfrog Rana catesbeiana North-American-bullfrog1.jpg 1997[20]
South Carolina Spotted salamander Ambystoma maculatum Spotted salamander on leaf.jpg 1999[21]
Tennessee Tennessee cave salamander Gyrinophilus palleucus Gyrinophilus palleucus Tennessee Cave Salamander.JPG 1995[22]
Texas Texas toad Bufo speciosus Bufo speciosus.jpg 2009[23]
Vermont Northern leopard frog Rana pipiens Northern leopard frog 1.jpg 1998[24]
Washington Pacific tree frog Pseudacris regilla Hyla regilla.jpg 2007[25]
D.C. & U.S. Territories Amphibian Binomial
nomenclature
Image Year
Puerto Rico Common coquí Eleutherodactylus coqui Common Coquí.jpg Unofficial

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official State Amphibians NetState.com, accessed April 21, 2006.
  2. ^ "Official Alabama State Amphibian". Alabama Emblems, Symbols and Honors. Alabama Department of Archives & History. 2003-11-06. Retrieved 2007-03-18. 
  3. ^ "Official State Amphibians". State Symbols. NETSTATE. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  4. ^ "Official State Amphibians". State Symbols. NETSTATE. Retrieved 2015-01-01. 
  5. ^ "Colorado State Amphibian". Colorado. NETSTATE. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  6. ^ "Official State Amphibians". State Symbols. NETSTATE. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  7. ^ "Idaho Giant Salamander named state amphibian". Idaho State Journal. 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2017-04-10. 
  8. ^ "Official State Amphibians". State Symbols. NETSTATE. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  9. ^ "Official State Amphibians". State Symbols. NETSTATE. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  10. ^ "Official State Amphibians". State Symbols. NETSTATE. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  11. ^ "Minnesota State Symbols--Unofficial, Proposed, or Facetious". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  12. ^ "Official State Amphibians". State Symbols. NETSTATE. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  13. ^ "Official State Amphibians". State Symbols. NETSTATE. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  14. ^ "Official State Amphibians". State Symbols. NETSTATE. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  15. ^ Mahoney, Bill (17 June 2015). "Senate backs the wood frog — barely". Capital New York. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  16. ^ "North Carolina State Frog". North Carolina. NETSTATE. Retrieved 2017-09-24. 
  17. ^ "North Carolina State Salamander". North Carolina. NETSTATE. Retrieved 2017-09-24. 
  18. ^ "State Amphibian - Spotted Salamander". Profile Ohio. Ohio Secretary of State. Archived from the original on 2014-04-13. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  19. ^ "State Frog - Bullfrog". Profile Ohio. Ohio Secretary of State. Archived from the original on 2016-06-01. Retrieved 2017-09-24. 
  20. ^ "Official State Amphibians". State Symbols. NETSTATE. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  21. ^ State of South Carolina Code of Laws. "Title 1, Chapter 1, Article 9, Section 1-1-699". Archived from the original on 2007-06-30. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  22. ^ "Official State Amphibians". State Symbols. NETSTATE. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  23. ^ "Students Lauded for Naming Official State Amphibian of Texas" (Press release). Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 2009-12-04. Retrieved 2010-04-26. 
  24. ^ "Official State Amphibians". State Symbols. NETSTATE. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  25. ^ State Symbols of Washington. "State symbols". Archived from the original on 2007-11-15. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 

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