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, except for Garrett Co. 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 62 records in the project database.

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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)

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


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