Upland Chorus Frog Pseudacris feriarum (Baird, 1854)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Amphibia   >   Order Anura   >   Family Hylidae   >   Genus Pseudacris   

Status:

Upland Chorus Frog (Pseudacris feriarium) is a small species of treefrog, closely related to several very similar chorus frog species in the same complex. This frog appears to be distributed through most of Maryland west of the Chesapeake Bay/Susquehanna River. East of Cheasapeake Bay, it appears to be replaced by the nearly identical New Jersey Chorus Frog (Pseudacris kalmi). This frog breeds in shallow, still or slow-moving bodies of water, including wet woodland, seasonal or vernal pools, and wet meadows or other grassy areas. The call is an ascending 'creeeeeek' like running a finger down the coarse teeth of a comb (Maryland DNR site; Conant & Collins, 1998).

Description:

A tiny brown treefrog, with three variable darker longitudinal stripes down the back. Basically identical to New Jersey Chorus Frog, and difficult to distinguish except by range. Longitudinal stripes may average slightly thinner on this species.

There are 96 records in the project database.

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Upland Chorus Frog in Allegany Co., Maryland (3/28/2023). (c) Mark Eanes, all rights reserved. - Mark Eanes.

Upland Chorus Frog in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/6/2021). (c) tomfeild, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). - Tom Feild.

Upland Chorus Frog in Allegany Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Kyle Klotz, all rights reserved. - Kyle Klotz.

Upland Chorus Frog in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/4/2022). (c) Mark Eanes, all rights reserved. - Mark Eanes.

Upland Chorus Frog in Washington Co., Maryland (3/26/2023). (c) Frode Jacobsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). - Frode Jacobsen.

Upland Chorus Frog (and Spring Peepers) in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/23/2022). (c) Josh Emm, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). - Josh Emm.

Upland Chorus Frog in Allegany Co., Maryland (3/3/2024). (c) smuller, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). - Sue Muller.

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Upland Chorus Frog in Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Justin Lee, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Justin Lee via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Upland Chorus Frog in Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Justin Lee, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Justin Lee via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Upland Chorus Frog in Allegany Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Kyle Klotz, all rights reserved. Photo by Kyle Klotz. (MBP list)

Upland Chorus Frog in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/16/2015). (c) Frode Jacobsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

An Upland Chorus Frog in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/1/2018). Photo by Justin Lee. (MBP list)

Upland Chorus Frogs in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/1/2018). Photo by Justin Lee. (MBP list)

An Upland Chorus Frog in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/1/2018). Photo by Justin Lee. (MBP list)

Upland Chorus Frog in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/6/2018). (c) Kyle Klotz, all rights reserved. Photo by Kyle Klotz. (MBP list)

Upland Chorus Frog in Allegany Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Kyle Klotz, all rights reserved. Photo by Kyle Klotz. (MBP list)

An Upland Chorus Frog in Alexander Co., Illinois (3/2010). Photo by Corey Raimond. (MBP list)

Upland Chorus Frog eggs in Allegany Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Kyle Klotz, all rights reserved. Photo by Kyle Klotz. (MBP list)

Upland Chorus Frog eggs in Allegany Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Kyle Klotz, all rights reserved. Photo by Kyle Klotz. (MBP list)


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