Pseudacris brimleyi Brandt and Walker, 1933

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

Pseudacris brimleyi Brandt and Walker, 1933, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 272: 2. Holotype: UMMZ 74316, by original designation. Type locality: "near Washington, [Beaufort County,] North Carolina", USA.

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

Pseudacris (Pseudacris) brimleyi — Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 346. 

English Names

Dismal Swamp Chorus Frog (Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 74).

Brimley's 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: 331; Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 12; 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).


Atlantic Coastal Plain from eastern Virginia to southeastern Georgia, USA.


In the Pseudacris nigrita group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 106. Reviewed by Hoffman, 1983, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 311: 1–2. Lemmon, Lemmon, Collins, Lee-Yaw, and Cannatella, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 44: 1068–1082, suggested that Pseudacris brimleyi is the sister taxon of Pseudacris brachyphonaDodd, 2013, Frogs U.S. and Canada, 1: 319–322, provided an account that summarized the relevant literature. Elliot, Gerhardt, and Davidson, 2009, Frogs and Toads of N. Am.: 100–101, provided an account, photos, and advertisement call. Altig and McDiarmid, 2015, Handb. Larval Amph. US and Canada: 203–204, provided an account of larval morphology and biology. 

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