Wood Frog

Ken Mierzwa . ECOLOGY

Chicago Region

Amphibian Species Accounts
Blue-spotted Salamander Ambystoma laterale
Common Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus
Lesser Siren Siren intermedia
Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum
Marbled Salamander Ambystoma opacum
Smallmouth Salamander Ambystoma texanum
Tiger Salamander Ambystoma tigrinum
Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens
Two-lined Salamander Eurycea cirrigera
Four-toed Salamander Hemidactylium scutatum
Northern Redback Salamander Plethodon cinereus
Frogs and Toads
American Toad Anaxyrus americanus
Fowler's Toad Anaxyrus fowleri
Northern Cricket Frog Acris crepitans
Cope's Gray Treefrog Hyla chrysoscelis
Eastern Gray Treefrog Hyla versicolor
Spring Peeper Pseudacris crucifer
Midland Chorus Frog Pseudacris triseriata
Plains Leopard Frog Lithobates blairi
Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus
Green Frog Lithobates clamitans
Pickerel Frog Lithobates palustris
Northern Leopard Frog Lithobates pipiens
Wood Frog Lithobates sylvaticus

Northern California

Red-legged Frog
Amphibian Species Accounts
Northwestern Salamander Ambystoma gracile
Pacific Giant Salamander Dicamptodon tenebrosus
Southern Torrent Salamander Rhyacotriton variegatus
Rough-skin Newt Taricha granulosa
Red-bellied Newt Taricha rivularis
Black Salamander Aneides flavipunctatus
Arboreal Salamander Aneides lugubris
Wandering Salamander Aneides vagrans
California Slender Salamander Batrachoseps attenuatus
Common Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii
Del Norte Salamander Plethodon elongatus
Frogs and Toads
Pacific Tailed Frog Ascaphus truei
Western Toad Anaxyrus boreas
Pacific Chorus Frog Pseudacris regilla
Northern red-legged Frog Rana aurora
Foothill Yellow-legged Frog Rana boylii
Bullfrog Rana catesbeiana

Links to Other Amphibian Sites

About this Page
Articles on North American amphibians, habitat structure and fire ecology were originally prepared as reports to federal, county, or private non-profit entities, or presented at national conferences. Since only a handful of hard copies exist and are relevant to natural area restoration and to preparation of site management plans, posting them online was only natural.

Species accounts are for two specific geographic areas. Chicago region entries are intended as a resource for site stewards and volunteer amphibian monitors. These accounts are a distillation of the educational workshops I once delivered in person for Chicago Wilderness monitoring efforts. Although a few literature citations are included, they are based largely on my own field experience. The north coast California section at present includes a couple of articles and a list of Humboldt County species. Over time more detailed species accounts will be added.

Updated: November 13, 2010

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