Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

This frog has a stocky body, long legs and prominent tarsal pads. Adults reach a body length of 35 mm. Dorsal coloration varies from light brown or grey to olive-grey. The venter is paler. A distinct white stripe runs from the upper lip to the tympanum. Dark lateral and paramedian stripes are well defined and extend onto the tibiae and femora when the legs are flexed. There is a suffusion of bright yellow on the undersides of the hind legs.

  • Hoffman, R. L. (1963). ''Pseudacris brachyphona.'' Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 234.1-234.2.
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Distribution

Distribution and Habitat

Found in central western Pennsylvania southward to Alabama, southwest Georgia, and northeastern Mississippi, primarily in the Appalachian Plateau physiographic province. Populations occuring in Ohio and Pennsylvannia lie south of the line of maximum glaciation. Isolated populations occur in the Iron Mountains of Virginia, central northern Georgia and adjacent parts of North Carolina and Tennessee, the panhandle of west Virginia, and western Florida.

  • Hoffman, R. L. (1963). ''Pseudacris brachyphona.'' Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 234.1-234.2.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:84
Specimens with Sequences:55
Specimens with Barcodes:38
Species:14
Species With Barcodes:7
Public Records:12
Public Species:6
Public BINs:4
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Conservation

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

Breeding season is from December to April for populations in Alabama and from March to July in the Central Appalachians. Eggs are attached to submerged detritus in small masses of 10-50.

  • Hoffman, R. L. (1963). ''Pseudacris brachyphona.'' Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 234.1-234.2.
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Wikipedia

Chorus frog

For other uses, see Chorus frog (disambiguation).

Pseudacris (commonly known as the chorus frog) is a genus of frogs in the family Hylidae found in North America ranging from the Pacific coastline to the Atlantic.

The name of the genus comes from the Greek pseudes (‘false’) and akris (locust), probably a reference to the repeated rasping trill of most chorus frogs, which is similar to that of the insect. It could also mean ‘false Acris’, distinguishing it from another frog genus.[1]

Species[edit]

The number of species in this genus is controversial, but Frost et al. list 18 species:[2]

Binomial name and authorCommon name
Pseudacris brachyphona (Cope, 1889)mountain chorus frog
Pseudacris brimleyi Brandt & Walker, 1933Brimley's chorus frog
Pseudacris cadaverina (Cope, 1866)California tree frog
Pseudacris clarkii (Baird, 1854)spotted chorus frog
Pseudacris crucifer (Wied-Neuwied, 1838)spring peeper
Pseudacris feriarum (Baird, 1854)upland chorus frog
Pseudacris hypochondriaca (Hallowell, 1854)Baja chorus frog
Pseudacris illinoensis Smith, 1951Illinois chorus frog
Pseudacris kalmi Harper, 1955New Jersey chorus frog
Pseudacris fouquettei Lemmon et al., 2008Cajun chorus frog
Pseudacris maculata (Agassiz, 1850)boreal chorus frog
Pseudacris nigrita (Le Conte, 1825)southern chorus frog
Pseudacris ocularis (Bosc & Daudin, 1801)little grass frog
Pseudacris ornata (Holbrook, 1836)ornate chorus frog
Pseudacris regilla (Baird & Girard, 1852)Pacific tree frog
Pseudacris sierra Wright & Wright, 1933Sierran chorus frog
Pseudacris streckeri (Jameson, Mackey, and Richmond, 1966)Strecker's chorus frog
Pseudacris triseriata (Wied-Neuwied, 1838)western chorus frog or striped chorus frog

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dodd, C. Kenneth (2013). Frogs of the United States and Canada 1. The Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 20. ISBN 978-1-4214-0633-6. 
  2. ^ "Amphibian Species of the World 6.0". 06-04-2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
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