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I took Herpetology in 2011 and was also taught Bufo, but I'm doing my Master's right now on reptiles and amphibians so have retaught myself all the proper names, there have been lots of changes over the years. There is a caterpillar expert online now, you can post the links in Nature Chat and I will ask him to look at them for you :)
Well please contact Davidson College and ask them to update their info. I took the class in 2012 and the NCPARC and NAMMP folks were still using Bufo to id the toads. On another subject, do you know about caterpillars? I have an id request in for one and I haven't received any ID suggestions.
I appreciate the help from both of you. Ashley, you seem like a plethora of knowledge. Thanks a ton.
And the Genus was changed in 2009.
American Toads are highly variable and often have this stripe too. Oak Toads are not found in this part of North Carolina either. http://www.herpsofnc.org/herps_of_NC/anu...
Well I'm not sure when they changed the taxonomy, I'm using the terms I was taught. As it is, you are right, it is not a Southern toad, it is an oak toad, please note the stripe down the middle of it's back. My source is Jeff Hall with the NAMMP project in North Carolina
The Southern Toad is only in SE North Carolina, not where this toad was spotted at. And Southern Toads have knobs on the cranial crests, which this toad does not have. And Bufo is no longer the Genus for North American toads, please use the correct taxonomy if you are going to suggest an ID.
Could be a Southern toad Bufo terrestris
Spotted on Aug 14, 2013 Submitted on Aug 23, 2013
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