Family Hylidae – Treefrogs

Mountain chorus frog (Pseudacris brachyphona)

  • Description: 1-1 1/2 inches; brown to gray-brown; dark triangle between eyes; two outward curving dark marks on back resembling "reverse parentheses."

  • Distribution: Known definitely in Mississippi only from Tishomingo County, but to be expected along northeastern border of state as far south as Monroe County.

  • Breeding period: Warm, rainy periods from late December or January to mid-April.

  • Breeding sites: Seepage areas, roadside ditches, rainpools.

  • Voice: High-pitched, raspy, described as "wrrink...wrrink" given repeatedly.

  • Comments: Spring peepers calling in background. Recorded in Tishomingo State Park, Tishomingo County.