Pseudacris ornata
Ornate Chorus Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
NatureServe Status Use NatureServe Explorer to see status.
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' geographic range is the Coastal Plain of southeastern United States from North Carolina to central Florida, west to southeastern Louisiana (Conant and Collins 1991).

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in pine flat woods and its habitat surrounds breeding pools. It burrows into the ground when inactive. Eggs and larvae develop in flooded fields and ditches, pine barren ponds, and cypress ponds.


Many secure populations exist throughout its range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Overall it is not considered to be threatened, although clear-cutting and urbanization probably impact local subpopulations.

Conservation Actions

No species-specific conservation actions are needed. It occurs in many protected areas.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Pseudacris ornata. In: IUCN 2014


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