Rocky Mountain toad

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Rocky Mountain toad
Rocky Mtn Toad.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Anaxyrus
Species:
Subspecies:
A. w. woodhousii
Trinomial name
Anaxyrus woodhousii woodhousii
( Girard, 1854)
Synonyms

Bufo woodhousii woodhousii
Girard, 1854

The Rocky Mountain toad or western Woodhouse's toad (Anaxyrus woodhousii woodhousii) is a subspecies in the Woodhouse's toad subgroup. It can be identified by its light middorsal stripe, prominent cranial crests, and elongate parotoid glands. The belly is usually white or yellowish with dark flecks between the forelegs [1]

Range and Habitat

This abundant amphibian ranges from the Dakotas and Montana to central Texas, then west of the Rocky Mts. from northern Utah to Central Arizona. Disjunct colonies can be found in several states. It inhabits marshes, swales, river bottoms, canyons, desert streams, irrigated areas, and suburban backyards. Nocturnal, it usually approaches lit areas where insects can easily be found. [1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Conant, Roger & Collins, Joseph T (1998). Reptiles and amphibians of eastern and central North America. New York: Houghton Mifflin.
  • "Bufo woodhousii woodhousii". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 4 September 2006.

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