Pseudacris feriarum
Upland Chorus Frog, Southeastern Chorus Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: United States


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species can be found in the southeastern USA from Pennsylvania and New Jersey to Texas and western Florida (Conant and Collins 1991).

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat includes open and wooded areas such as meadows, moist forests, bottomland swamps, and the vicinity of ponds, bogs, and marshes; this is mainly an upland frog in the north, but it also inhabits lowlands in the south (Conant and Collins 1991). Breeding sites include shallow ponds, flooded woodlands and pastures, and rainwater pools in ditches, fields, and open woods; eggs adhere to sticks and grass (Mount 1975, Redmond and Scott 1996).


This species is represented by a large number of occurrences (subpopulations). Many occurrences have good viability.

Total adult population size is unknown but presumably exceeds 100,000. This frog is common to abundant in much of its range.

Extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, number of subpopulations, and population size probably are relatively stable or declining at a rate of less than 10 percent over 10 years or three generations. Many secure populations exist throughout the range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No major threats are known. Clear-cutting and urbanization probably impact local populations.

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are needed. Many occurrences are in protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

Using mtDNA samples from a large number of localities throughout North America, Lemmon et al. (2007) elucidated the phylogenetic relationships and established the geographic ranges of the trilling chorus frogs (Pseudacris). They redefined the ranges of several taxa, including P. maculata, P. triseriata, and P. feriarum; found strong evidence for recognizing P. kalmi as a distinct species; and discovered a previously undetected species in the south-central United States (now known as P. fouquettei; Lemmon et al. 2008).


Geoffrey Hammerson 2008. Pseudacris feriarum. In: IUCN 2014


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