Cope’s Gray Treefrog

Dryophytes chrysoscelis
(Cope, 1880)
Rockingham, North Carolina. May 4, 1998

This frog is nearly identical to the Gray Treefrog (Dryophytes versicolor). One difference is buried deep within the cell – versicolor has twice as many chromosomes as chrysocelis. The other difference appears at night, when the frogs call; chrysocelis‘ call is a fast staccato trill, while versicolor’s call is a slow staccato trill.

Removed from the synonymy of Hyla by Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 10

My Flickr album for this species is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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