Frog of the Week

Boreal Chorus Frog (Pseudacris maculata)

Boreal Chorus Frog
photo by Todd Pierson

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Common Name: Boreal Chorus Frog
Scientific Name: Pseudacris maculata
Family: Hylidae – Tree Frog family
Locations: Canada and the United States
US Locations: Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Michigan, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Oklahoma, New Mexico, New York, Vermont, Wyoming, and Wisconsin
Size: around an inch

The Boreal Chorus Frog is found throughout the central United States and Canada. They are also found around the US / Canada border near New York and Vermont. The frog is gray, tan, brown, or green in color and has 3 dark black lines down its back that can be broken.  Also, they have a stripe through its eye. During early spring, the frogs breed  right after the snow melts. While the Boreal Chorus Frog is a tree frog, they are not strong climbers and rarely climb higher than branches on low scrubs.

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