treefrog

(Dryophytes spp.)

Overview
treefrog (Dryophytes sp.)
 

Dryophytes is a newly resurrected genus of treefrogs. There are twenty species of Dryophytes worldwide. Seventeen species occur only in North America. Three species occur in eastern Asia. Only two species occur in Minnesota.

Dryophytes are found in forests and wetlands. As the common name suggests, they mostly live in trees, but can often found be seen on vegetation near the ground.

     
           
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

Dryophytes are small, green or gray frogs.

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 24.

 
  9/14/2014      
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Amphibia (amphibians)  
  Superorder Batrachia (amphibians)  
  Order Anura (frogs and toads)  
  Suborder Neobatrachia  
  Superfamily Hyloidea  
 

Family

Hylidae (tree frogs)  
 

Subfamily

Hylinae  
 

Genus

Dryophytes (Ameroasian tree frogs)  
       
 

The genus Dryophytes was first described in 1843. In 1882 its members were placed in the genus Hyla. In 2014 it was restored as a subgenus of Hyla. A restructuring of Hyla in 2016 moved all New World and three east Asian species into the newly resurrected genus Dryophytes. Hyla species differ from Dryophytes species only in geography. No morphological features separate Hyla species from Dryophytes species.

 
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

American green tree frog (Dryophytes cinerea)

Arboreal tree frog (Dryophytes arboricola)

Barking tree frog (Dryophytes gratiosa)

Bird-voiced tree frog (Dryophytes avivoca)

Bocourt’s tree frog (Dryophytes bocourti)

Canyon tree frog (Dryophytes arenicolor)

Cope’s gray treefrog (Dryophytes chrysoscelis)

gray treefrog (Dryophytes versicolor)

Japanese tree frog (Dryophytes japonica)

Mountain tree frog (Dryophytes eximia)

Pine Barrens tree frog (Dryophytes andersonii)

Pine woods tree frog (Dryophytes femoralis)

Ridged tree frog (Dryophytes plicata)

Southern highland tree frog (Dryophytes euphorbiacea)

Spotless tree toad (Dryophytes immaculata)

Squirrel tree frog (Dryophytes squirella)

Suweon tree frog (Dryophytes suweonensis)

Walker’s tree frog (Dryophytes walkeri)

Wright’s mountain tree frog (Dryophytes wrightorum)

yellow-bellied tree frog (Dryophytes flaviventris)

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Epedaphus

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

Ameroasian treefrog

treefrog

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Sarah K

 
 

Climbing up our window

 
    treefrog      
 

Molly and Robert Power

 
 

We get lots of frogs at our house! Our daughters love catching them. (Yes, that's a real frog clinging to her earring!)

 
    treefrog (Dryophytes sp.)   treefrog (Dryophytes sp.)  
 

Joe Adams

 
 

Lighter green in color than the photo.

 
    treefrog      
 

Vicky Fabre

 
 

We found him in our front yard under a hosta plant.

 
    treefrog      
 

Mike Poeppe

 
 

I found this tree frog today resting on some dill in front of my house just west of Houston, MN.

 
    treefrog   treefrog  
 

Alfredo Colon

 
    treefrog (Dryophytes sp.)   treefrog (Dryophytes sp.)  
           
    treefrog (Dryophytes sp.)   treefrog  
           
    treefrog (Dryophytes sp.)      
           
 

…the size of a dime, on the grass.

 
    treefrog   treefrog  
 

Margot Avey

 
    treefrog (Dryophytes sp.)   treefrog (Dryophytes sp.)  
           
 

These were fun to find! My little friends were VERY tiny! Taken in the Trial Gardens at Lake Harriet, Minneapolis MN

 
    treefrog   treefrog  
           
    treefrog   treefrog  
 

Sierra Cowing

 
 

Approximately an inch long. Both are same frog.

 
    treefrog   treefrog  
 

Wayne Rasmussen

 
    treefrog      
           
 
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    treefrog (Dryophytes sp.)   treefrog (Dryophytes sp.)  
           

 

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Other Videos
 
  Gray Treefrog & Cope's Gray Treefrog (Dryophytes versicolor & Dryophytes chrysoscelis)
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About

Published on Apr 30, 2012

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  Sarah K
8/10/2021

Location: Le Sueur, MN

Climbing up our window

gray treefrog

 
  Molly and Robert Power
9/27/2020

Location: Albany MN

We get lots of frogs at our house! Our daughters love catching them. (Yes, that's a real frog clinging to her earring!)

gray treefrog

 
  Joe Adams
8/26/2020

Location: NW Rochester in my backyard clinging to our table.

Lighter green in color than the photo.

gray treefrog

 
  Vicky Fabre
8/11/2020

Location: NW Rochester, MN

We found him in our front yard under a hosta plant.

gray treefrog

 
  Mike Poeppe
7/30/2020

Location: just west of Houston, MN.

I found this tree frog today resting on some dill in front of my house just west of Houston, MN.

gray treefrog

 
  Alfredo Colon
10/16/2019

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

gray treefrog

 
  Margot Avey
8/29/2019

Location: Ramsey, MN

gray treefrog

 
  Margot Avey
8/14/2019

Location: Trial Gardens at Lake Harriet, Minneapolis MN

These were fun to find! My little friends were VERY tiny! Taken in the Trial Gardens at Lake Harriet, Minneapolis MN

gray treefrog

 
  Alfredo Colon
8/12/2019

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

gray treefrog

 
  Sierra Cowing
7/28/2018

Location: Martin County

Approximately an inch long. Both are same frog.

gray treefrog

 
  Alfredo Colon
7/2/2018

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

the size of a dime, on the grass.

gray treefrog

 
  Wayne Rasmussen
4/23/2016

Location: Maplewood, MN

Looked like a rock at first glance. I'm declaring it a grey tree frog based on a response I got.

gray treefrog

 
           
 
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