|Scientific Name:||Dryophytes versicolor (LeConte, 1825)|
Hyla versicolor LeConte, 1825
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Duellman, W.E, Marion, A.B. and Hedges, S.B. 2016. Phylogenetics, classification, and biogeography of the treefrogs (Amphibia: Anura: Arboranae). Zootaxa 4104: 1-109.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||This species is not distinguished from the very similar Hyla chrysoscelis in most published literature; it is distinguished by chromosomes, erythrocyte size (Matson 1990), and call characteristics.
The genus Dryophytes was resurrected from synonymy under Hyla by Duellman et al. (2016) and this species was transferred from Hyla to Dryophytes.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Hammerson, G.A. & Pelletier, S.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Angulo, A. & Sharp, D.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of the large extent of occurrence, large number of sub-populations and localities, large population size and use of a wide range of habitats.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species' geographic range is not precisely determined, although it covers much of the eastern USA and southeastern Canada. It is sympatric with Hyla chrysoscelis in Wisconsin, south-central U.S., and probably many other areas. See Little et al. (1989) for distribution in West Virginia, southern Ohio, and southwestern Pennsylvania. See McAlpine et al. (1991) for information on distribution in eastern Maine and southwestern New Brunswick.|
Native:Canada (Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, Québec); United States (Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin)
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|Population:||The total adult population size is unknown but large and probably stable.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species occurs in various kinds of wooded and forested habitats. It is both arboreal and terrestrial. It hides in tree holes, under bark, in rotten logs, under leaves and under tree roots when inactive. Eggs and larvae develop in shallow woodland ponds and marshes, puddles, ponds in forest clearings, swamps, bogs and many other kinds of permanent or temporary waters lacking a significant current, including ponds created through excavation by humans. In northern Minnesota, successful reproduction in acidic bog water either does not occur or is a rare event (Karns 1992). In central Ontario, embryos and larvae exhibited a high degree of acid tolerance (J. Herpetol. 26:1-6).|
|Use and Trade:||
It is found in the pet trade, but this does not constitute a significant threat.
|Major Threat(s):||No major threats are known. Introduced Bluegill Sunfish might cause declines in larval tree frog abundance (Smith et al. 1999), and it is found in the pet trade.|
This species occurs in many protected areas. No conservation measures are needed.
|Amended reason:||This amended assessment has been created because the species was transferred from the genus Hyla to Dryophytes.|
Atlas des Amphibiens et des Reptiles du Québec. 2012. Available at: http://www.atlasamphibiensreptiles.qc.ca/.
Blackburn, L., Nanjappa, P. and Lannoo, M.J. 2001. An Atlas of the Distribution of U.S. Amphibians. Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA.
Conant, R. and Collins, J.T. 1998. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians: Eastern and Central North America. Third edition, Expanded. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, USA.
DeGraaf, R.M. and Rudis, D.D. 1983. Amphibians and Reptiles of New England: Habitats and Natural History. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, MA, USA.
Duellman, W.E, Marion, A.B. and Hedges, S.B. 2016. Phylogenetics, classification, and biogeography of the treefrogs (Amphibia: Anura: Arboranae). Zootaxa 4104: 1-109.
Frost, D.R. 1985. Amphibian Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Allen Press and the Association of Systematic Collections, Lawrence, Kansas.
Gerhardt, H.C., Ptacek, M.B., Barnett, L. and Torke, K.G. 1994. Hybridization in the diploid-tetraploid treefrogs Hyla chrysoscelis and Hyla versicolor. Copeia: 51-59.
IUCN. 2015. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015-4. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 19 November 2015).
IUCN. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-1. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 27 April 2017).
Jaslow, A.P. and Vogt, R.C. 1977. Identification and distribution of Hyla versicolor and Hyla chrysoscelis in Wisconsin. Herpetologica: 201-205.
Karns, D.R. 1992. Effects of acidic bog habitats on amphibian reproduction in a northern Minnesota peatland. Journal of Herpetology: 401-412.
Kiesecker, J.M. and Skelly, D.K. 2000. Choice of oviposition site by gray treefrogs: the role of potential parasitic infection. Ecology: 2939-2943.
Little, M.A., Monroe, B.L. Jr. and Wiley, J.E. 1989. The distribution of the Hyla versicolor complex in the northern Appalachian highlands. Journal of Herpetology: 299-303.
Matson, T.O. 1990. Erythrocyte size as a taxonomic character in the identification of Ohio Hyla chrysoscelis and H. versicolor. Herpetologica 46: 457-462.
McAlpine, D.F., Fletcher, T.J.S., Gorham, W. and Gorham, I.T. 1991. Distribution and habitat of the tetraploid gray treefrog, Hyla versicolor, in New Brunswick and eastern Maine. Canadian Field-Naturalist: 526-529.
Ralin, D.B., Romano, M.A. and Kilpatrick, C.W. 1983. The tetraploid treefrog Hyla versicolor: evidence for a single origin from the diploid H. chrysoscelis. Herpetologica: 212-225.
Smith, G.R., Rettig, J.E., Mittelbach, G.G., Valiulis, J.L. and Schaack, S.R. 1999. The effects of fish on assemblages of amphibians in ponds: a field experiment. Freshwater Biology: 829-837.
Vogt, R.C. 1981. Natural History of Amphibians and Reptiles of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2017. Dryophytes versicolor. (amended version published in 2015) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T55687A112715618.Downloaded on 18 December 2017.|
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