Pseudacris regilla — Northern Pacific Chorus Frog
The species P. regilla was split into three in 2006 by Recuero et al. The ones in the Pacific Northwest retained the old name.
I had seen a few of these little frogs when I had visited Smith Rock State Park many years earlier, but I hadn't bothered to get any photos of them at the time. Since then, they have been split into a separate species from the California populations that I was most familiar with. So this time I really wanted to get photos, and had to tromp around for quite awhile before finding a couple of these metamorphs.
Three years later, I finally saw an adult frog of this species, with only my iPhone handy.
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- Stebbins, R. C. 1972. California Reptiles and Amphibians
- Stebbins, R. C. 2003. Peterson Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, Third Edition