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Small toad found by a pond I assume it's a fowlers but I need confirmation
It looks like the paratoid glands are separate from the cranial crests, so I lean heavily toward Woodhouse's.
If i hadnt left my ok reptiles and amphibian guide at my dads i could have identified it so its a woodhouse?
It's a taxonomic argument made for a very small portion of OK, but I don't know of any herp people who have taken the fowleri side of it. In our printed OK field guide the author states: "East Texas toad (Bufo woodhousii velatus) has been reported from sandy areas near water in extreme southeastern Oklahoma although not all herpetologists recognize this as a valid subspecies. Some herpetologists feel that it belongs to the species Bufo fowleri and is not a distinct entity."Regardless of how you feel about species/subspecies, there's no way this can be a Fowler's toad if it's from Tulsa. That's much too far north of the aforementioned range in question.
This might help but Aaron might be right.A key to Amphibians and Reptiles of the Continental United States and Canada.16a. Dorsal spots relatively indistinct (appearing almost "washed-out") and encircling one to several warts; range largely restricted to the Great Plains and arid Southwest U.S. -------B. woodhousii16b. Dorsal spots usually large and well-defined, frequently six in number, and encircling three or more warts; range largely east of the Great Plains ----- B. fowlerii
But it maybe in Eastern Oklahoma
Actually you dohttp://www.okherp.com/herpindex.html
We don't have Fowler's toads in Oklahoma. The pic is a bit fuzzy, but from what I can see, I'd say it's a Woodhouse's toad.
Fowler's. American toads have 1-2 warts in the dark spots while the Fowlers has 3 or more. Also if you turn it over, the Fowlers has a greyish belly with maybe faded spots. American has a mottled/spotted belly ..
Spotted on Jul 3, 2012 Submitted on Aug 3, 2012
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