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Amphibian Illustrations

Chorus Frog, Amphibian, Colored Pencil


chorus frog
Chorus Frog (Pseudacris triseriata),
colored pencil

About the illustration:
Chorus Frog Drawing
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.

Taxonomy:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (having a spinal chord)
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura (frogs and toads)
Family: Hylidae (tree frogs)
Genus: Pseudacris
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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