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Mexican Burrowing Toad

The Mexican burrowing toad is known for its fossorial nature. The size of the toad increases when it emits any sound. One interesting factor regarding the toad is that it can survive 1.5 years without consuming any food.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Anura
    Family Rhinophrynidae
    Genus Rhinophrynus
    Scientific Name Rhinophrynus dorsalis


    Size Around 3.1 in (8 cm)
    Color Black or dark body with red spots
    Call Loud but low tone ‘wh-o-o-o-a’
    Distribution Mexico, Hondurus, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and El Salvador
    Habitat Underneath the soil
    Diet Termites and ants
    Predators Spectacled Owl
    Breeding Season Throughout the year, but specifically after rain
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on September 11th 2019 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 11th September 2019.

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