(Hyla versicolor) and (Hyla chrysoscelis)
The Gray Treefrog is the only true treefrog found in WNY, usually found in small trees & shrubs near or in standing water. Although they physically look the same, Hyla versicolor has twice the chromosomes as Hyla chrysoscelis.
Size: 1¼ - 2 in.
Description: Color variable but usually gray or green; has bright yellow underleg markings. Look for light spot below eye, and undersides of hind legs bright orange or yellow.
Northern Spring Peeper
(Pseudacris c. crucifer)
Western Chorus Frog
(Rana clamitans melanota)
Abundant frog found at the edges of lakes, ponds, ditches, marshes, etc.
Size: 2¼ - 3½ in.
Description: Eardrum is larger then eye on males. Color is highly variable ranging from greens to browns; Adult males have a bright yellow throat. Dorsolateral ridges end on the body before reaching groin.
The Wood Frog has lateral vocal sacs and its mating call sounds like a hoarse "quack".
Size: 1 3/8 - 2¾ in.
Description: Colors range from a pinkish through shades of brown; Dark patch running from eye to back of front leg.
Northern Leopard Frog
Southern Leopard Frog
(Rana sphenocephala utricularius)