Beane discusses North Carolina's second-largest frog, the river frog (Rana heckscheri). This frog is among the most poorly known in the Southeast. Albert H. Wright described it first in 1924. These frogs range from southern Mississippi to southeastern North Carolina, where the Lumber and Cape Fear River systems provided habitats. They were readily found in these river areas between 1965 and 1975. The last known river frog in the state was collected on July 12, 1975.