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Wyoming Toad

Wyoming toad is a rare species of toad that exists only in captivity, confined within Mortenson Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming in the United States. The species is nocturnal.



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


    Other Names Baxter’s toad
    Size Up to 5.6 cm (2.2 in)
    Weight 2 to 3 oz
    Color Dark brown, gray or green with small rounded blotches warts on the upper surface as well as not well marked light lines; small dark markings on the underside
    Distribution Wyoming in the United States
    Habitat Floodplains, short grass edges of ponds, creeks, and lakes
    Diet Insects especially ants and beetles and small invertebrates
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Predators Birds and mammals
    Breeding Season June
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 1000 to 6000 eggs
    Incubation Period 4 to 6 days
    Metamorphosis Period Around 1 month
    Reproductive Age Male: Around 2 years of age
    Female: Around 3 years of age
    IUCN Conservation Status Extinct in the Wild

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    Published on April 28th 2017 by under Toads. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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