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Gray Tree Frog

Hyla versicolor

Description:

First time using the mobile app! Very nice! Found this cutie making a ton of noise in St. Louis. It was dark but appears to be greenish/brown in color. The sides of the back legs were yellowish. Very cute medium sized frog!

1 Species ID Suggestions

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago
Gray Tree Frog
Hyla versicolor


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4 Comments

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

Great info Jellis and Ashley, thanks! I will try and figure out how to update the spotting mobilly!!

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

There are no ways to tell Gray vs. Cope's Gray. Visually they are both highly variable and can't be told apart. Supposedly the only way to tell them apart is by their call, one is faster than the other, but that is only true if they are calling from the same temperature, and there is no way of knowing if two frogs calling are the same temperature, and all frogs calls vary depending on the temperature of the frog. So it does not matter whether you call it Gray or Cope's Gray, there is no way to tell which one it actually is unless you count its chromosome number.

Jellis
Jellis 7 years ago

Gray Treefrog vs Cope's Gray Treefrog
http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-...

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

They are very loud! So much fun to have them crawl on you though, I love their sticky toes :)

EmilyMarino
Spotted by
EmilyMarino

Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Jun 21, 2013
Submitted on Jun 22, 2013

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