Pseudacris brachyphona (Cope, 1889)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Acridinae > Genus: Pseudacris > Species: Pseudacris brachyphona

Chorophilus feriarum brachyphonus Cope, 1889, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 34: 341. Type(s): Not stated, presumably originally in the USNM or ANSP. Type locality: "in west Pennsylvania, near the Kiskiminitas River", Armstrong or Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Pseudacris brachyphonaWalker, 1932, Ohio J. Sci., 32: 379.

Hyla (Pseudacris) brachyphonaDubois, 1984, Alytes, 3: 85.

Pseudacris (Pseudacris) brachyphonaFouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 345. 

English Names

Mountain Chorus Frog (Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 74; Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 176; Conant, 1975, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am., Ed. 2: 332; Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 12; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 62; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 12; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 11; Frost, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2008, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 37: 9; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 7; Frost, McDiarmid, Mendelson, and Green, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 19; Frost, Lemmon, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 17).

Chorus Frog (Wright and Wright, 1933, Handb. Frogs Toads U.S. Canada: x).


Western slope of the Appalachian Mountain Region of the USA: southwestern Pennsylvania through southern Ohio and West Virginia to central Kentucky, eastern Tennessee, extreme northeastern Mississippi and northwestern Georgia, and much of northern Alabama.


In the Pseudacris nigrita group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 106. Reviewed by Hoffman, 1980, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 234: 1–2. Araújo, Loebmann, Zina, and Toledo, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 98, provided a record for northwestern Georgia. See comment under Pseudacris brimleyi. Graham, 2010, Herpetol. Rev., 41: 241, provided a range extension in Georgia and discussed the range in that state. Powell, Collins, and Hooper, 2011, Key Herpetofauna U.S. & Canada, 2nd Ed.: 9–11, provided a key to the species. Mitchell and Pauley, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 465–470, and Dodd, 2013, Frogs U.S. and Canada, 1: 313–318, provided an account that summarized the relevant literature.  Elliot, Gerhardt, and Davidson, 2009, Frogs and Toads of N. Am.: 102–103, provided an account, photos, and advertisement call. Altig and McDiarmid, 2015, Handb. Larval Amph. US and Canada: 202–203, provided an account of larval morphology and biology. 

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