Family Hylidae – Treefrogs

Upland chorus frog (Pseudacris triseriata)

  • Description: 3/4-1 1/2 inches; gray-green to brown, tbree dark stripes running down back, sometimes reduced to rows of dark spots; dark stripe beginning on snout and running through eye and onto side.

  • Distribution: Statewide except for southeastern counties; common.

  • Breeding period: Late November or December to late March or April, depending upon weather.

  • Breeding sites: Temporary pools, ditches, flooded fields.

  • Voice: Series of short trills, similar to that of the southern chorus frog, but at faster rate.

  • Comments: Individual recorded near Bolton in Hinds County; large chorus recorded near Florence in Rankin County.