jslocum wrote:Hi all,
I don't have much experience with Herpetology, and I have a very simple question....
When the Official List says...
Hylidae - treefrogs
- Hyla - grey treefrog, green treefrog
- Pseudacris - western chorus frog, ornate chorus frog and spring peeper
- Acris - cricket frogs
... does this mean that all treefrogs under Hylidae are fair game, or just the 6 listed below it in the particular genuses.
And similarly, when it says...
Ranidae - true frogs
- Lithobates - bullfrog, green frog, northern leopard frog, & wood frog
... does it mean all true frogs, or just those 4 mentioned.
You'll only be asked to identify the genera mentioned, but you should have general information on each family in your binder. Remember, you're always asked to identify to the most specific classification on the list, so if a genus is present you'll have to ID that one.