Chorus Frog, Amphibian, Colored Pencil
Chorus Frog (Pseudacris triseriata),
About the illustration:
Click to see preliminary drawing.
Commissioned by: Wisconsin Sea Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
About chorus frogs:
This illustration is, specifically, of the Western Chorus Frog, also known as the Striped Chorus Frog. It is a tree frog found in Canada and the U.S. They are not arboreal, though. Their toe pads are very small. They're nocturnal. Twenty to one hundred eggs are laid per cluster, which is about an inch in size and attached to vegetation in water. Eggs take a couple of weeks to hatch and tadpoles metamorph into frogs in about eight weeks. Chorus frogs eat small insects.
Phylum: Chordata (having a spinal chord)
Order: Anura (frogs and toads)
Family: Hylidae (tree frogs)
Species: P. triseriata
For more information about chorus frogs, see:
Animal Diversity Web, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
Wikipedia, The Western Chorus Frog or Striped Chorus Frog
Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks: Animal Field Guide: Western Chorus Frog
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