The complete mitochondrial genome of Lithobates sylvaticus (Anura: Ranidae) was sequenced. The genome is a circular molecule of 17,343 bp in length and contains 13 protein-coding genes, 2 rRNA genes, 22 tRNA genes and a large non-coding region. The gene order and mitochondrial genome information of L. sylvaticus is similar to most other frogs. The overall AT content of L. sylvaticus mitochondrial DNA is 59.3%. In BI and MLtrees, we found L. sylvaticus is a sister clade to L. catesbeianus. The monophyly of Lithobates, Rana, Odorrana, Glandirana, Pelophylax, and Amolops is well supported, but the paraphyly of Babina is supported.

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Keywords Lithobates sylvaticus, Mitochondrial genome, Phylogeny, Ranidae
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Journal Mitochondrial DNA
Ni, N. (Ningning), Yu, D. (Danna), Storey, K, Zheng, R. (Rongquan), & Zhang, J. (Jiayong). (2016). The complete mitochondrial genome of Lithobates sylvaticus (Anura: Ranidae). Mitochondrial DNA, 27(4), 2460–2461. doi:10.3109/19401736.2015.1033697