Chorus frog
Chorus frogs are a genus of frog
Frogs are amphibians in the order Anura , formerly referred to as Salientia . Most frogs are characterized by a short body, webbed digits , protruding eyes and the absence of a tail...

s in the Hylidae family, and are found in North America
North America
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 on both sides of the Rocky Mountains
Rocky Mountains
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 from the San Francisco Bay Area
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 to the Gulf of Mexico
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The name of the genus comes from the Greek
Greek language
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 pseudes (false) and akris (locust
Locusts are the swarming phase of short-horned grasshoppers of the family Acrididae. These are species that can breed rapidly under suitable conditions and subsequently become gregarious and migratory...

), probably a reference to the repeated rasping trill of most chorus frogs, which is similar to that of the insect
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Binomial Name and Author Common Name
Pseudacris brachyphona Mountain Chorus Frog
Pseudacris brimleyi Brimley's Chorus Frog
Pseudacris cadaverina California tree frog
Pseudacris clarkii Spotted Chorus Frog
Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper
Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus Frog
Pseudacris fouquettei
Pseudacris fouquettei
Pseudacris fouquettei is a species of chorus frog found in the south-eastern United States. It was recently separated from similar species, Pseudacris feriarum.-Physical description:...

Cajun Chorus Frog
Pseudacris maculata Boreal Chorus Frog
Pseudacris nigrita Southern Chorus Frog
Pseudacris ocularis Little Grass Frog
Pseudacris ornata Ornate Chorus Frog
Pseudacris regilla Pacific tree Frog
Pseudacris streckeri Strecker's Chorus Frog
Pseudacris triseriata Western Chorus Frog or Striped Chorus Frog

External links

. 2007. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.1 (10 October 2007). Pseudacris. Electronic Database accessible at American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. (Accessed: Apr 23, 2008). [web application]. 2008. Berkeley, California: Pseudacris. AmphibiaWeb, available at (Accessed: Apr 23, 2008). taxon Pseudacris at Taxon Pseudacris at (Accessed: Apr 23, 2008). Taxon Pseudacris at

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