Pseudacris kalmi Harper, 1955

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Pseudacris > Species: Pseudacris kalmi

Chorophilus triseriatus corporalis Cope, 1875, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 1: 30. Type(s): Not designated, presumably originally in USNM or ANSP. Type locality: "New Jersey", USA. Nomen nudum. Synonymy by Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 172.

Pseudacris nigrita kalmi Harper, 1955, Nat. Hist. Misc., 150: 1. Holotype: CM 33917, by original designation. Type locality: "Centreton, 5 miles northeast of Moorestown, Burlington County, New Jersey . . . . Centreton is on the south side of Rancocas Creek . . . . The same locality is designated as Bougher on the Mount Holly quadrangle of the U.S. Geological Survey (1898)", USA.

Pseudacris triseriata kalmiSchwartz, 1957, Am. Mus. Novit., 1838: 11.

Hyla (Pseudacris) triseriata kalmiDubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 86.

Pseudacris feriarum kalmiHedges, 1986, Syst. Zool., 35: 11. 

Pseudacris kalmiCollins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 12; Powell, Collins, and Hooper, 1998, Key Amph. Rept. Continent. U.S. Canada: 39.

Pseudacris (Pseudacris) kalmi — Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 349.

English Names

New Jersey Chorus Frog (Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 176; Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 12; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 63; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 12; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 12; Frost, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2008, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 37: 10; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 7; Frost, McDiarmid, Mendelson, and Green, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 19; Frost, Lemmon, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 17).

Cope's Tree Frog (Chorophilus triseriatus corporalis [no longer recognized]: Yarrow, 1882, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 24: 23).


Southern New Jersey to and including the Delmarva Peninsula of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: United States of America, United States of America - Delaware, United States of America - Maryland, United States of America - New Jersey, United States of America - Pennsylvania

Endemic: United States of America


 Cocroft and Ryan, 1995, Animal Behav., 49: 283–303, discussed advertisement call in an evolutionary context.In the Pseudacris nigrita group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 106. Removed from the synonymy of Pseudacris triseriata by Hedges, 1986, Syst. Zool., 35: 1–21. Platz, 1989, Copeia, 1989: 704–712, retained Pseudacris feriarum and Pseudacris kalmi as subspecies of one species but suggested that they might also be distinct species on the basis of data presented by Hedges. Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 12, considered these to be distinct species without discussion and this was confirmed by Lemmon, Lemmon, Collins, Lee-Yaw, and Cannatella, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 44: 1068–1082. Dodd, 2013, Frogs U.S. and Canada, 1: 367–370, provided an account that summarized the relevant literature. Elliot, Gerhardt, and Davidson, 2009, Frogs and Toads of N. Am.: 90–91, provided an account, photos, and advertisement call. Altig and McDiarmid, 2015, Handb. Larval Amph. US and Canada: 210–212, provided an account of larval morphology and biology.    

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