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American toad

Anaxyrus americanus


The cranial crest is not well developed in this presumably juvenile specimen so that character cannot be used to determine identity between the similar Fowler's and American toads. However another character tends toward the American toad (formerly Bufo americanus). American toads have 1-2 warts per spot, whereas Fowler's has 3-4 warts per spot.


Observed on a paved path at Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Kansas.


Map marker is approximate only.

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Scott Frazier
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Scott Frazier

Overland Park, Kansas, USA

Spotted on Jul 11, 2014
Submitted on Feb 10, 2015

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