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Pseudacris cadaverina
California Treefrog, California Chorus Frog
Subgenus: Hyliola
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Taxonomic Notes: Duellman, Marion, and Hedges (2016, http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4104.1.1) proposed resurrecting the unused name Hyliola for western North American tree frogs Pseudacris regilla and P. cadaverina. Faivovich et al. (Faivovich J, Pereyra MO, Luna MC, Hertz A, Blotto BL, Vásquez-Almarzán CR, McCranie JR, Sánchez DA, Baêta D, Araujo-Vieira K, Köhler G, Kubicki B, Campbell JA, Frost DR, Wheeler WC, and Haddad CFB. 2018. On the monophyly and relationships of several genera of Hylini (Anura: Hylidae: Hylinae), with comments on recent taxonomic changes in hylids. South American Journal of Herpetology 13:1–32.) says: "All results published in the last 12 years obtained the P. cadaverina + P. regilla clade as the sister taxon of the remaining species of Pseudacris. As such, the resurrection of Hyliola is both congruent with our phylogenetic knowledge, and optional on the same grounds. Given the optional nature of the recognition of Hyliola and the lack of any substantial discussion as to its taxonomic utility, we see no reason to follow it."

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
NatureServe Status Use NatureServe Explorer to see status.
CITES No CITES Listing
National Status None
Regional Status None
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Description
Adults attain a snout-vent length of 36mm in males and 45mm in females. This species has short slender arms, slender unwebbed fingers, small digital discs, and toes that are long, slender and 3/4 webbed. Dorsal surface is tuberculate, ventral surface is smooth to granular. Dorsal coloration is gray to brown with dark brown to green spots. Ventral coloration is dull grey to white on the throat and belly, and pale yellow on the groin, thigh, ventral surface of shank, and inner surface of the tarsus. There is a white line on the upper lip.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mexico, United States

U.S. state distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: California

 

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View Bd and Bsal data (115 records).
Found in southwestern California and northwestern Baja California, Mexico; in the mountains and canyons from San Luis Obispo, California to Bahia de los Angeles, Baja California. This species occurs from the costal canyons east to the western edge of the Mojave and Colorado deserts. Found in elevations from near sea level to 1700m. Often found in riparian habitats.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
A stream-dwelling population in the San Gabriel mountains was observed to use deep crevices away from the stream to hibernate for the winter.

Comments

See another account at californiaherps.com.

References

Gaudin, A. J. (1963). ''Hyla cadaverina.'' Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 225.1-225.2.



Originally submitted by: April Robinson (first posted 2001-02-05)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2004 Pseudacris cadaverina: California Treefrog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/746> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Dec 2, 2021.



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