Pseudacris collinsorum Ospina, Tieu, Apodaca, and Lemmon, 2020

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Acridinae > Genus: Pseudacris > Species: Pseudacris collinsorum

Pseudacris collinsorum Ospina, Tieu, Apodaca, and Lemmon, 2020, Copeia, 108: 788. Holotype: UF 190162, by original designation. Type locality: "USA, Alabama, Hale County, side of County Road 49 near intersection with State Road 25, 32.90902°N, 87.44312°W". urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:E063C1D5-54CD-4D17-987B-6552CE3BDE50

English Names

Collinses’ Mountain Chorus Frog (original publication). 

Distribution

Southernmost portion of the Appalachian Mountains on the Piedmont, Ridge and Valley, Plateau regions, and adjacent northern Coastal Plain in the northern half of Alabama, south to the Tennessee River, northeast corner of Mississippi, northwestern Georgia, and the southwestern corner of North Carolina, USA. 

Comment

Previously confused with Pseudacris brachyphona, from which it differs in morphometric and call data as well as molecular markers. See Araújo, Loebmann, Zina, and Toledo, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 98, provided a record for northwestern Georgia (as Pseudacris brachyphona). Graham, 2010, Herpetol. Rev., 41: 241, provided a range extension in Georgia (as Pseudacris brachyphona) and discussed the range in that state. See comment under Pseudacris brachyphona for access to literature prior to 2021 when this species was confused with Pseudacris brachyphona

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