List of Scientific Names of the Frogs and Toads of Tennessee


Family Bufonidae - True Toads

Bufo americanus                                                        American Toad

            Bufo americanus americanus                                     Eastern American Toad

            Bufo americanus charlesmithi                                    Dwarf American Toad

Bufo fowleri                                                               Fowler's Toad


Family Hylidae Treefrogs

Acris crepitans                                                            Northern Cricket Frog

            Acris crepitans blanchardi                                           Blanchard's Cricket Frog

            Acris crepitans crepitans                                              Eastern Cricket Frog

Acris gryllus                                                                Southern Cricket Frog

            Acris gryllus gryllus                                                    Coastal Plain Cricket Frog

Hyla avivoca                                                                Bird-voiced Treefrog

            Hyla avivoca avivoca                                                  Western Bird-voiced Treefrog

Hyla chrysoscelis                                                        Cope's Gray Treefrog

Hyla cinerea                                                               Green Treefrog

Hyla gratiosa                                                              Barking Treefrog

Hyla versicolor                                                           Gray Treefrog

Pseudacris brachyphona                                             Mountain Chorus Frog

Pseudacris crucifer                                                     Spring Peeper

            Pseudacris crucifer crucifer                                        Northern Spring Peeper

Pseudacris feriarum                                                    Southeastern Chorus Frog

            Pseudacris feriarum feriarum                                     Upland Chorus Frog


Family Microhylidae - Narrow-mouthed Toads

Gastrophryne carolinensis                                           Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad


Family Pelobatidae Spadefoots

Scaphiopus holbrookii                                                 Eastern Spadefoot


Family Ranidae - True Frogs

Rana areolata                                                             Crawfish Frog

            Rana areolata circulosa                                              Northern Crawfish Frog

Rana capito                                                                Gopher Frog

            Rana capito sevosa                                                     Dusky Gopher Frog

Rana catesbeiana                                                       American Bullfrog

Rana clamitans                                                          Green Frog

            Rana clamitans clamitans                                            Bronze Frog

            Rana clamitans melanota                                             Northern Green Frog

Rana palustris                                                             Pickerel Frog

Rana sphenocephala                                                    Southern Leopard Frog

            Rana sphenocephala utricularia                                   Southern Leopard Frog

Rana sylvatica                                                             Wood Frog


This list was compiled from the following references:


Conant:, R. and J. T. Collins. 1998. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of  Eastern and Central North America. Third Edition, Expanded. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston & New York.  616 pp.


Crother, B. I. (ed.) 2000. Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, with Comments Regarding Confidence in Our Understanding. SSAR Herpetological Circular  No. 29.  iii+82pp.


 Redmond, W. H. and A. F. Scott. 1996. Atlas of Amphibians in Tennessee. Miscellaneous Publication Number 12. The Center for Field Biology, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN. 94 pp.



For more information about frogs and toads check out:

Introduction to the Anura || Anuran Life Cycle

Amphibian Declines || Amphibians Around the World

The Frogs and Toads of Tennessee || Tennessee Amphibian Monitoring Program


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Updated March 22, 2002