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Anaxyrus boreas hybrid
Anaxyrus boreas hybrid
Western Toad
Photographer: Richard D. Sage

ID: 0000 0000 0711 0328 (2011-07-05)

Copyright © 2011 Richard Sage

  • date of photo  Apr 16, 1977
  • this photo depicts an animal that was captive or collected
  • photo location   Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Univ. California, Berkeley, CA
  • animal's place of origin   Darwin Falls, Argus Mts., Death Valley National Monument (Inyo County, California, US)
  • family Bufonidae
  • order Anura
  • class Amphibia
  • notes   This is a hybrid animal, found in the wild. The parents were a Bufo boreas and a Bufo punctatus, making a 'mistake'in the pond or stream where they were breeding. Such errors in identification of mates is not uncommon where closely related species of frogs or toads are breeding at the same time and place.
  • camera   Canon QL/FT & 90 mm Vivitar macro lens
  • From the collection of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology   Herp 142892  
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  • photo category: Animal - Amphibian

  • common names   Western Toad, Boreal Toad (b. B. Boreas), California Toad (b. B. Halophilus) (AW )
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