treefrog

(Hyla sp.)

               
    treefrog (Hyla sp.)
 
Identification

See Subordinate Taxa (below) for identifying information.

 
Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 24.

 
Comments

Visual Identification Impossible
There are at least 34 species of treefrog in the genus Hyla worldwide. Only two are found in Minnesota, eastern gray treefrog and Cope’s gray treefrog. These two are almost indistinguishable morphologically and until 1968 they were considered the same species. The only reliable ways to distinguish between them is by listening to their calls or examining their chromosomes under a microscope. The call of Cope’s gray treefrog is a fast trill lasting 1 to 3 seconds and not varying in pitch. The call of eastern gray treefrog is a slower trill with about half as many notes.

 
Taxonomy

Superorder:

Batrachia (amphibians)

 

Order:

Anura (frogs and toads)

 

Suborder:

Neobatrachia

 

Superfamily:

Hyloidea

 

Family:

Hylidae (tree frogs)

 

Subfamily:

Hylinae

 

Tribe:

Hylini

 
Subordinate Taxa

American green tree frog (Hyla cinerea)

Annam tree frog (Hyla simplex)

Arboreal tree frog (Hyla arboricola)

Barking tree frog (Hyla gratiosa)

Bird-voiced tree frog (Hyla avivoca)

Bocourt’s tree frog (Hyla bocourti)

Canyon tree frog (Hyla arenicolor)

Common Chinese tree frog (Hyla chinensis)

Cope’s gray treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis)

eastern gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor)

European tree frog (Hyla arborea)

Hallowell’s tree frog (Hyla hallowellii)

Italian tree frog (Hyla intermedia)

Japanese tree frog (Hyla japonica)

Jerdon’s tree frog (Hyla annectans)

Mamilla pool tree frog (Hyla heinzsteinitzi)

Mediterranean tree frog (Hyla meridionalis)

Middle East tree frog (Hyla savignyi)

Mountain tree frog (Hyla eximia)

Pine Barrens tree frog (Hyla andersonii)

Pine woods tree frog (Hyla femoralis)

Ridged tree frog (Hyla plicata)

San Chiang tree frog (Hyla sanchiangensis)

Sardinian tree frog (Hyla sarda)

Shensi tree frog (Hyla tsinlingensis)

Southern highland tree frog (Hyla euphorbiacea)

Spotless tree toad (Hyla immaculata)

Squirrel tree frog (Hyla squirella)

Suweon tree frog (Hyla suweonensis)

tree frog (Hyla molleri)

tree frog (Hyla orientalis)

Walker’s tree frog (Hyla walkeri)

Wright’s mountain tree frog (Hyla wrightorum)

Zhaoping tree frog (Hyla zhaopingensis)

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

chameleon treefrog

common gray treefrog

eastern gray treefrog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Margot Avey
       
  treefrog (Hyla sp.)   treefrog (Hyla sp.)
       

These were fun to find! My little friends were VERY tiny! Taken in the Trial Gardens at Lake Harriet, Minneapolis MN

  treefrog   treefrog
       
  treefrog   treefrog
       
Alfredo Colon
       
  treefrog    
       

the size of a dime, on the grass.

  treefrog   treefrog
       
Sierra Cowing
       

Approximately an inch long. Both are same frog.

  treefrog   treefrog
       
Randy
       

Gray tree frog perched in a bald cypress at marsh's edge, Freeborn County, Minn., June 2017

  treefrog   bald cypress
       
Wayne Rasmussen
       
  treefrog    
       
Bill Reynolds
       

eastern gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor)

  eastern gray treefrog    
       
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Treefrog, species undetermined

  treefrog (Hyla sp.)   treefrog (Hyla sp.)
       

 

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  Gray Treefrog & Cope's Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor & Hyla chrysoscelis)
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Published on Apr 30, 2012

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Margot Avey
8/29/2019

Location: Ramsey, MN

gray treefrog


Margot Avey
8/14/2019

Location: Trial Gardens at Lake Harriet, Minneapolis MN

These were fun to find! My little friends were VERY tiny! Taken in the Trial Gardens at Lake Harriet, Minneapolis MN

gray treefrog


Alfredo Colon
8/12/2019

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

gray treefrog


Sierra Cowing
7/28/2018

Location: Martin County

Approximately an inch long. Both are same frog.

gray treefrog


Alfredo Colon
7/2/2018

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

the size of a dime, on the grass.

gray treefrog


Randy
June, 2017

Location: Freeborn County, MN

Gray tree frog perched in a bald cypress at marsh's edge, Freeborn County, Minn., June 2017

bald cypress


Wayne Rasmussen
4/23/2016

Location: Maplewood, MN

Looked like a rock at first glance. I'm declaring it a grey tree frog based on a response I got.

gray treefrog


Bill Reynolds
6/22/2013

Location: Pennington Co., MN

gray treefrog


     
     
 
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