chorus frog

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any of several small North American frogs having a loud call

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The species was occasionally encountered in the sinkhole and perimeter areas, but was commonly heard calling in spring from the same local sinkhole ponds utilized by Chorus Frogs.
A study of the Western Chorus Frog, Pseudacris triseriata, in Vigo County, Indiana.
Excluded from the table are March data for one bird observed consuming hundreds of spring peeper (Podacris crucifer) tadpoles and upland chorus frog (Pseudacris feriarum) froglets in that month.
Five amphibian species are known to occur in British Columbia (BC) north of 57[degrees]N: Western Toad, Anaxyrus boreas; Boreal Chorus Frog, Pseudacris maculata; Columbia Spotted Frog, Rana luteiventris; Wood Frog, Lithobates sylvaticus; and Long-toed Salamander, Ambystoma macrodactylum.
Without ponds, amphibians have no place to breed, lay eggs, or develop--and that could explain why the park's boreal chorus frog population has dropped by a reported 75 percent.
A new species of Myxidium (Myxosporea: Myxidiidae), from the western chorus frog, Pseudacris triseriata triseriata, and Blanchard's cricket frog, Acris crepitans blanchardi (Hylidae), from eastern Nebraska: Morphology, phylogeny, and critical comments on amphibian Myxidium taxonomy.
Estimated calls Visual sightings Species Urban Rural Total Urban Rural Total Frogs American toad 1 151 152 2 1 3 Fowler's toad 44 0 44 0 1 1 Cricket frog 356 1380 1736 3 150 153 Cope's treefrog 1 20 21 0 2 2 Gray treefrog 0 8 8 0 0 0 Spring peeper 2 1983 1985 0 3 3 Western chorus frog 14 106 120 1 0 1 Bull frog 27 76 103 6 32 38 Green frog 28 75 103 10 9 19 Salamanders Smallmouth 0 7 7 Two-lined 0 1 1 Turtles Snapping 2 5 7 Painted 0 8 8 Box 0 3 3 Red-eared 0 2 2 Spiny softshell 2 14 16 Snakes Racer 0 2 2 Black rat 3 7 10 Garter 4 23 27 Banded water 0 18 18 Total 473 3799 4272 33 288 321
Each pond had four enclosures that contained only chorus frog larvae and four enclosures that contained only spring peeper larvae.
Researchers note several declines, including the population of the large, stream-dwelling salamander Cryptobranchus; the chorus frog, Pseudacris triseriata, is either rare or has vanished in southern coastal areas where it once thrived.
The western chorus frog (Pseudacris triseriata) was the only species not captured in all years.
The most abundant species of frogs were the western chorus frog (P.
Protozoan and metazoan parasites of Strecker's chorus frog, Pseudacris streckeri streckeri (Anura: Hylidae), from north-central Texas.
The most common amphibians in approximate order of decreasing abundance were: the spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer), western chorus frog (Pseudacris triseriata), American toad (Bufo americanus), Fowler's toad (Bufo woodhousii), green frog (Rana clamitans), small-mouth salamander (Ambystoma texanum), and pickerel frog (Rana palustris).
The western chorus frog is abundant in the western part of the study area, but is less common and more sporadically distributed in the eastern part.
It's cause for celebration when one by one, the first brave chorus frogs croak their opening lines in the prelude to spring.