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American Toad

Anaxyrus americanus


Mint green toad.


Under our porch in wet ivy

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AshleyT 8 years ago
American Toad
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad

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mpvettch 7 years ago

I saw other pictures of American toads and they didn't look like it....

AshleyT 7 years ago

Is it, actually. You only have two toads in your area, American and Fowler's. American toads have a spotted chest, Fowler's only have a single spot. Yours has a spotted chest, making it an American toad.
And if that doesn't convince you, look at the connection between the paratoid glands and cranial crests. On a Fowler's toad, they would touch completely, and on an American toad they only touch by a thin cord. This toad only touches by a thin cord.

So why is it not an American toad?

MelissaPhillips 8 years ago

This is not an American toad

Spotted by

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jun 2, 2013
Submitted on Oct 12, 2013

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