Spring peeper

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Spring peeper
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Pseudacris
P. crucifer
Binomial name
Pseudacris crucifer
(Wied-Neuwied, 1838)
  • Hyla crucifer Wied-Neuwied, 1838
  • Hylodes pickeringii Holbrook, 1839
  • Hylodes pickeringii Storer, 1839
  • Hyla pickeringii Holbrook, 1840
  • Acris pickeringii Jan, 1857
  • Hyliola pickeringii Mocquard, 1899
  • Hyla crucifera Myers, 1927
  • Hyla crucifera crucifera Harper, 1939
  • Hyla crucifera bartramiana Harper, 1939
  • Parapseudacris crucifer Hardy and Burrows, 1986
  • Pseudacris crucifer Hedges, 1986
  • Pseudacris crucifer bartramiana Stevenson and Crowe, 1992
  • Pseudacris crucifer crucifer Stevenson and Crowe, 1992
  • Hyla crucifer Cocroft, 1994
  • Pseudacris (Limnaoedus) crucifer Fouquette and Dubois, 2014

The spring peeper, peeper, northern spring peeper, southern spring peeper, piping tree toad, Pickering's Hylodes, Pickering's Hyla, Pickering's tree frog, Pickering's tree toad or the spotted chorus frog (Pseudacris crucifer) is a frog. It lives in North America. It lives as far north as Manitoba in Canada, as far west as Texas in the United States, as far east as northern Florida, and as far east as places near the Atlantic Ocean. Human beings also brought them to Cuba.[3][2][1]

This frog may be brown, gray, or green in coloor. Most of them have an X-shaped mark on their backs.[2]

This frog has two subspecies: P. c. bartramiana. and P. c. crucifer.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2022). "Spotted Chorus Frog: Pseudacris crucifer". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 3.1: e.T55892A193392474. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2022-1.RLTS.T55892A193392474.en. 55892. Retrieved August 10, 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Kevin Gin (May 9, 1985). Vance Vredenburg; Kevin Gin (eds.). "Pseudacris crucifer: Spring Peeper, Southern Spring Peeper, Northern Spring Peeper". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved August 10, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Frost, Darrel R. "Pseudacris crucifer (Wied-Neuwied, 1838)". Amphibian Species of the World, an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York. Retrieved August 10, 2022.