Weekly Nature Question #4: What Species Of Frog Is This?

My Weekly Nature Question is about my asking for help from the blogosphere (and other internet users) to learn about species living in Angeles Forest and to share that learning with others.  I’m really hoping that this turns out to be a viable and meaningful way to share knowledge.

The answer to last week’s tree question turned out to be a  Great Basin Collared Lizard.  As more information is shared, it will appear on the Great Basin Collared Lizard Forest Life Page.

I’d like to extend thanks to:

Alex Gurrola for being the first to correctly identify the species and providing a link to more information and to Eric Kuns (my brother) for confirming the identification and providing a more specific link.  I also want to say thanks to blogger Henry Mowry of the blog Mowry Journal for checking with his naturalist son to confirm the identification and to verify that the species was within its home range and therefore unlikely to be someone’s former pet.  Thanks also to everyone else who commented on this question.

This week nobody sent me any links to blog articles and I was unable to find any through the search feature in the WordPress reader.

This Week’s Question:  What species of frog is this?  I saw several dozen of these frogs on a hike through Shortcut Canyon on the Silver Moccasin Trail with my brother.  We shared the camera that day, so I’m sure some of the photos below were taken by him (I’m just not sure which ones).

August 2011

August 2011

Photo taken on the Silver Moccasin Trail

August 2011

August 2011

Photo taken on the Silver Moccasin Trail

August 2011

August 2011

Photo taken on the Silver Moccasin Trail

August 2011

August 2011

Photo taken on the Silver Moccasin Trail

August 2011

August 2011

Photo taken on the Silver Moccasin Trail

August 2011

August 2011

Photo taken on the Silver Moccasin Trail

August 2011

August 2011

Photo taken on the Silver Moccasin Trail

August 2011

August 2011

Photo taken on the Silver Moccasin Trail

11 thoughts on “Weekly Nature Question #4: What Species Of Frog Is This?

  1. Correction! Not the Baja, but rather just the plain California Tree Frog as Sue first indicated. The Baja looks very similar, but does have a black stripe through their eyes … which you need more than a smartphone screen to see!

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  2. Baja California Treefrog. This tiny guy is what Hollywood uses for their traditional ribbit call, every frog in movies calls like they do. Some disagree on the common nomenclature but it is definitely Pseudacris hypochondriaca. Love this series!

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