Ornate chorus frog
|Ornate chorus frog|
It is 25-38 mm (1-1.5 inches) in head-body length. Its color varies depending on locale: some are green, others red or brown. It typically has a defined but broken stripe or spots leading from the nose down the side. It has a pure white belly, and usually has yellow spots located in front of the hind legs.
These chorus frogs are nocturnal and are rarely seen, except during mating season.
The name of the genus, Pseudacris, comes from the Greek pseudes (false) and akris (locust), probably a reference to the repeated rasping trill of most chorus frogs, which is similar to that of the insect. The specific name, ornata, is the feminine form of the Latin adjective, ornatus (decorated).
- Amphibian Species of the World 5.6 an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. research.amnh.org/vz/herpetology/amphibia/.
- Hammerson (2004). Pseudacris ornata. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 12 May 2006. Database entry includes a range map and justification for why this species is of least concern
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