Pseudacris triseriata (Wied-Neuwied, 1838)

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

Hyla triseriata Wied-Neuwied, 1838, Reise Innere N. Am. 1832–1834, 1 (Heft 1–6): 249. Holotype: Originally in Wied collection; present location unknown. Type locality: "Mount Vernon am Ohio [River]", Indiana, USA; corrected to between Rush Creek and Big Creek along route from New Harmony to Mt. Vernon, Posey County, Indiana, USA, by Harper, 1955, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 68: 155.

Helocaetes triseriatusBaird, 1854, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 7: 60. Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 353, regarded the original publication date to be 1856, but see Fox, 1913, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Index, 1812–1912: vii–xiv.

Chorophilus triseriatusCope, 1875, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 1: 30; Jordan, 1878, Man. Vert. North. U.S., Ed. 2: 189.

Chorophilus triseriatus triseriatusYarrow, 1882, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 24: 23.

Chorophilus nigritus triseriatusHay, 1892, Annu. Rep. Dept. Geol. Nat. Res. Indiana for 1891: 470.

Pseudacris triseriataStejneger and Barbour, 1917, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept.: 31.

Hyla triseriataNoble, 1923, Am. Mus. Novit., 70: 5, by implication.

Hyla (Pseudacris) triseriataMyers, 1926 "1925", Proc. Indiana Acad. Sci., 35: 283; Myers, 1927 "1926", Proc. Indiana Acad. Sci., 36: 338; Dubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 85.

Pseudacris nigrita triseriataStejneger and Barbour, 1933, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 3: 32.

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

Pseudacris (Pseudacris) triseriataFouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 353. 

English Names

Tree Frog (Yarrow, 1882, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 24: 23).

Chorus Frog (Rhoads, 1895, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 47: 396).

Swamp Tree Toad (Fowler, 1907, Annu. Rep. N.J. State Mus. for 1906: 97).

Swamp Cricket Frog (Smith, 1934, Am. Midl. Nat., 15: 465).

Swamp Tree Frog ( Schmidt and Necker, 1935, Bull. Chicago Acad. Sci., 5: 65).

Western Chorus Frog (Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 75; Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 176; Stebbins, 1966, Field Guide W. North Am. Rept. Amph.: 67; Conant, 1975, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am., Ed. 2: 327; 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: 13; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 13; Frost, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2008, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 37: 10; Frost, McDiarmid, Mendelson, and Green, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 20; Frost, Lemmon, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 18).

Midland Chorus Frog (Stebbins, 1985, Field Guide W. Rept. Amph., Ed. 2: 78; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 7).

Three Striped Tree Frog (Wright and Wright, 1933, Handb. Frogs Toads U.S. Canada: x).


Southern Illinois north through Indiana to and including southern Michigan, western New York, western Pennsylvania, and Ohio; also in adjacent extreme southern Ontario, Canada. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Canada, United States of America, United States of America - Illinois, United States of America - Indiana, United States of America - Kentucky, United States of America - Michigan, United States of America - New York, United States of America - Ohio, United States of America - Pennsylvania


 Cocroft and Ryan, 1995, Animal Behav., 49: 283–303, discussed advertisement call in an evolutionary context.In the Pseudacris nigrita group. Lemmon, Lemmon, Collins, Lee-Yaw, and Cannatella, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 44: 1068–1082, redelimited this species. Dodd, 2013, Frogs U.S. and Canada, 1: 421–428, provided an account that summarized the relevant literature. Elliot, Gerhardt, and Davidson, 2009, Frogs and Toads of N. Am.: 86–87, 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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