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Woodhouse’s Toad

Woodhouse’s toad is a medium-sized, robust species of toad occurring in the United States and Mexico. The nocturnal species is a true toad. There are three recognized subspecies of this species.

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

    Size Up to 12.7 cm (5 in)
    Color Grayish-brown or yellowish-brown upper surface marked with small dark spots; a pale line runs along the spine; unspotted pale belly
    Distribution Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Oregon, South  Texas, Utah, Dakota, Washington (United States); Mexico
    Habitat Lowland riparian corridors, wooded land next to streams and rivers, wet meadows, ponds, reservoir, lakes, urban environments, canals, irrigated agricultural land
    Diet Insects, small invertebrates
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Predators Raccoons, skunks, snakes, birds
    Breeding Season April to June
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Metamorphosis Period 5 to 8 weeks
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 27th 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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