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Anaxyrus cognatus
Anaxyrus cognatus
Great Plains Toad
Photographer: William Flaxington

ID: 0000 0000 0303 0266 (2003-03-17)

Copyright © 2022 William Flaxington

  • date of photo  Mar 15, 2003
  • latitude 33.57167   longitude -116.07639   max error distance 5133 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Mecca, Coachella Valley (Riverside County, California, US)
  • family Bufonidae
  • order Anura
  • class Amphibia
  • habitat  Agriculture
  • notes   Conspicuous cranial crest and black tubercle on hind feet. Above cream with gray and brown dorsal blotching in symmetrical pattern; below white. Some specimens showed reddish dorsal warts. When held expressed squawking release call. Only males detected, all similar in length: SVL 70 mm (2¾ in.). During rainy night, many dead and live toads detected on roads intersecting orchards and urban structures. Although common, fewer were detected than its counterpart, Bufo woodhousii. Most were seen on roadways paralleling small, unspoiled land parcels. A conscious effort was made to detect breeding choruses, but none were heard.
  • photo category: Animal - Amphibian

  • common names   Great Plains Toad (AW ) Great Plains Toad (photographer)
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