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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Anura
Subordo: Neobatrachia
Familia: Hylidae
Subfamilia: Hylinae
Tribus: Hylini
Genus: Acris
Species: A. blanchardi - A. crepitans - A. gryllus


Xenohyla Duméril & Bibron, 1841

Type species: Rana gryllus LeConte, 1825


* Duméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 506.
* Amphibian Species of the World 5.1 Acris access date 18 Apr. 2008

Vernacular names
English: Cricket Frogs

Cricket frogs, genus Acris, are small, North American frogs of the family Hylidae. They are more aquatic than other members of the family and are generally associated with permanent bodies of water with surface vegetation. The common and scientific names refer to their call, which resembles that of a cricket.

Binomial Name and Author Common Name
Acris blanchardi (Harper, 1947) Blanchard's Cricket Frog
Acris crepitans (Baird, 1854) Northern Cricket Frog
Acris gryllus (LeConte, 1825) Southern Cricket Frog


* Frost, Darrel R. 2007. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.1 (10 October, 2007). Acris. Electronic Database accessible at American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. (Accessed: Apr 21, 2008).
* AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. 2008. Berkeley, California: Acris. AmphibiaWeb, available at (Accessed: Apr 21, 2008).
* eol - Encyclopedia of Life taxon Acris at

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