A Frog of a "Normal" Color

For Wayne, over at Niches, an actual gray, gray treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis) Posted by Hello

Just wanted to show you that we do have some frogs that follow the rules and actually look like the ones you see in the field guides.


Rurality said...

It must be a gray treefrog kind of day. :)

Hey Swampy, do you think I could have either regular or Cope's here in N. Alabama? I've seen conflicting range maps.

BTW we have left one or two of the beaver ponds that are flooding OUR property, just not the ones that are flooding the neighbors'. :)

swamp4me said...

R, Just checked you site and I see what you mean!
H. chrysoscelis and H. versicolor are pretty much identical in appearance, so you can't tell them apart by just looking at them. They have a different number of chromosomes, but you'd have to get pretty invasive to make that determination. *g*
Both species have been reported from the mountains of NC, but here in the coastal plain we have the Cope's.
Short of checking in with your state museum or university, I couldn't venture a guess as to which species you have.
I'm glad to hear you have a couple of beaver ponds on your property and I do understand why you had to clear your ditch -- I was just giving you a hard time ;)

Wayne said...

Awwww, they're so cute. Look at the little guy cringing. I can't see you so you can't see me. Gonna have to go out and check my trees now.

Thanks for posting it!

Cuppa said...

My goodness. What beautiful markings.