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Pseudacris triseriata
Midland Chorus Frog, Western Chorus Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

© 1979 Alan Resetar (1 of 28)

  hear call (5656.6K WAV file)

[call details here]

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
NatureServe Status Use NatureServe Explorer to see status.
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

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bookcover The following account is modified from Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species, edited by Michael Lannoo (©2005 by the Regents of the University of California), used with permission of University of California Press. The book is available from UC Press.

Pseudacris triseriata (Wied, 1838)
Western Chorus Frog

Emily Moriarty1
Michael J. Lannoo2

The four "subspecies" of the Pseudacris triseriata complex currently recognized by Conant and Collins (1998), including P. feriarum (southeastern chorus frogs), were initially characterized based on color pattern and morphological variation across their geographic distribution (Smith and Smith, 1952; Harper, 1955; Smith, 1956). Platz and Forester (1988) and Platz (1989) elevated the "subspecies" to specific status using morphometric data and advertisement call characters. However, recent phylogenetic analyses based on DNA sequence data indicate that the currently drawn range borders of subspecies in the triseriata complex do not reflect the distributions of true evolutionary lineages (Moriarty and Cannatella, in preparation). Because the identity and distributions of these anurans have not been resolved, we consider the members of this group together under a Pseudacris triseriata complex account.

1Emily Moriarty
University of Texas
Texas Memorial Museum
2400 Trinity
Austin, Texas 78705
chorusfrog@mail.utexas.edu

2Michael J. Lannoo
Muncie Center for Medical Education
Indiana University School of Medicine
MT 201
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306
mlannoo@bsu.edu




Literature references for Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species, edited by Michael Lannoo, are here.

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