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The western chorus frog, Pseudacris triseriata, is a small frog commonly found throughout much of central and northeastern Utah. The overall range of the species extends from Utah and northern New Mexico north through the central United States and into much of central Canada.

The western chorus frog eats terrestrial insects, flies, and spiders. The species breeds during the late winter, spring, and summer. The western chorus frog is primarily nocturnal, and can be found in a variety of habitats, including marshes, grasslands, agricultural lands, and forests, provided that water can be found nearby.


  • Biotics Database. 2005. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, NatureServe, and the network of Natural Heritage Programs and Conservation Data Centers.

  • Stebbins, R. C. 1985. A field guide to western reptiles and amphibians. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 336 pp.