Hyla femoralis
Pine Woods Treefrog
Subgenus: Dryophytes
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Taxonomic Notes: Duellman et al. (Zootaxa 2016) treated two major clades as genera; AmphibiaWeb treats these two clades as subgenera(Hyla in the Old World; Dryophytes in the New World and East Asia), thus stabilizing traditional taxonomy.

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
NatureServe Status Use NatureServe Explorer to see status.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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This slender, long legged treefrog reaches a body length of about 40 mm, being slightly larger in females than males. There are 49 to 65 maxillary teeth. Dorsal coloration is medium to dark brown with a dark transverse interocular spot and a dark irregular scapular blotch. A dark postocular bar extends to the axilla. Posterior sides of the thigh are brown with yellow to orange spots. Dorsal surface is nearly smooth in adults.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: United States

U.S. state distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia


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Found on the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal plains, from King and Queen Co., Virginia west to Louisiana, south through peninsular Florida, but not present in the Everglades. Isolated populations occur in central Alabama and east-central Mississippi.


Hoffman, R. L. (1963). ''Hyla femoralis.'' Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 436.1- 436.3.

Written by April Robinson (holden AT, UC Berkeley
First submitted 2001-02-05 (2001-05-09)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2001 Hyla femoralis: Pine Woods Treefrog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 24, 2020.

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