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Golden Toad

Golden toad was a small species of toad that was once found in Costa Rica. The species was known to be very secretive spending most of the lives in moist underground burrows especially during the dry season. Females were larger than males.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Bufonidae
    Genus Incilius
    Scientific Name Incilius periglenes

    Other Names Monte Verde toad, Alajuela toad, orange toad
    Size Male: 3.9 to 4.8 cm
    Female: 4.2 to 5.6 cm
    Color Males were orange and sometimes had slightly mottled belly while females were black, yellow, green, red, and white
    Distribution Costa Rica
    Habitat Inhabited Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in northern Costa Rica
    Breeding Season Between April and June
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 200 to 400 eggs
    Incubation Period Few days
    Metamorphosis Period Around 5 weeks
    IUCN Conservation Status Extinct

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    Published on May 17th 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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