Other anurans that use terrestrial sites include the wood frog (Rana sylvatica), spring peeper
(Pseudacris crucifer), western chorus frog (Pseudacris triseriata), and gray treefrogs (Hyla versicolor and Hyla chrysoscelis).
The trademark discs on the tips of its toes place the spring peeper
(Pseudacris crucifer) in the family Hylidae.
Cave Cave Wooded Perimeter Species Entrance Interior Sinkhole Area Blanchard's Cricket Frog X X X American Toad X X X X Fowler's Toad X Gray Treefrog complex X X X Plains Leopard Frog X X X X American Bullfrog X X X X Pickerel Frog X X X X Southern Leopard Frog X X X Spring Peeper
X X X X Western Chorus Frog X X Eastern Spadefoot X X X Long-tailed Salamander X X X Northern Slimy Salamander X X Copperhead X X North American Racer X X Milksnake X Common Watersnake X Rough Greensnake X Western Ratsnake X X X Dekay's Brownsnake X Common Gartersnake X X X Broad-headed Skink X X Painted Turtle X X Common Snapping Turtle X Eastern Box Turtle X X Pond Slider X Total (26) 14 11 13 24
Excluded from the table are March data for one bird observed consuming hundreds of spring peeper
(Podacris crucifer) tadpoles and upland chorus frog (Pseudacris feriarum) froglets in that month.
Pseudacris crucifer (spring peeper
).--The spring peeper
is abundant at Dave's Pond.
We stand in a vernal marsh surrounded by spring peepers
so loud I
The Spring Peeper
that occurs in Michigan today is the subspecies Pseudacris crucifer crucifer (Northern Spring Peeper
) [Harding and Holman 1992].
George Reserve by collecting chorus frog egg masses from ponds where they had been naturally deposited, and by allowing spring peeper
breeding adults to mate in covered 35 x 25 x 14 cm plastic boxes containing water and vegetation (spring peepers
deposit their eggs singly making collection of eggs in the field impractical).
The other creatures drew closer to see Bully's new "hat." When they saw that the hat was really a happy little spring peeper
, they were not afraid of him anymore.
For example, although spring peepers
bred slightly later than spotted salamanders, spring peeper
metamorphs emerged before spotted salamanders due to differences in the length of the larval period (Table 2).
They will continue to spawn throughout the late winter and will soon be joined by other species including the ubiquitous spring peeper
. The Southern Appalachians are incredibly rich in amphibian species.
The second most common species at IIA was the spring peeper
(Pseudacris crucifer, ISUVC #4021).