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Great Plains Toad

Bufo cognatus. (Anaxyrus cognatus)


Robust toad with bold back pattern, usually green on white or cream. Up to 4 1/2". They have spades on their hind feet to help them dig. Nocturnal.


Prairie grassland. Also agricultural land. From Mexico to Canada through the Great Plains states. Also found throughout Arizona.


The pictured specimens were collected along rural roadways northeast of Clovis, NM.

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New Mexico, USA

Spotted on Jul 19, 2015
Submitted on Jul 22, 2015

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