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Yosemite Toad

Yosemite toad is a true toad belonging to the family Bufonidae, found only in California in the United States. The creature is diurnal spending the night in burrows or under logs. The species is solitary barring the breeding season.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Bufonidae
    Genus Anaxyrus
    Scientific Name Anaxyrus canorus


    Size 4.5 to 7.5 cm
    Color Males are yellow green to olive green with small dark speckles while females are brown or gray  with large dark spots
    Distribution Sierra Nevada of California in the United states
    Habitat Montane meadows, sub-alpine meadows, surrounding forest matrix, riparian areas
    Diet Beetles, ants, flies, wasps, bees, spiders, millipedes
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Predators Frogs, garter snakes, birds
    Breeding Season May to mid-August
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 1,500 to 2,000 eggs
    Incubation Period 10 to 12 days
    Reproductive Age Male: 3 to 5 years of age
    Female: 4 to 6 years of age
    Average Lifespan Male: At least 12 years
    Female: At least 15 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on April 30th 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 8th April 2017.

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