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Comment: The Pool Frog – a neglected native?

By - Charles Snell

The history of the Pool Frog, Rana lessonae, in this country is curious. There is no conclusive proof to say that it is not a native. Furthermore, it was originally misnamed Edible Frog, R. esculenta, as it was not realised at the time that the Pool Frog was a separate species. Both frogs belong to a genetically complex group called the 'green frogs' which also includes the Marsh Frog, R. ridibunda.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist