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Green toad
Western green toad, Anaxyrus debilis insidior
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Anaxyrus
Species: A. debilis
Binomial name
Anaxyrus debilis
(Girard, 1854)
Synonyms

Bufo debilis

Anaxyrus debilis or green toad is a species of toads. They live in southwestern United States in states like Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas and Texas. They can also be found in northern Mexico in states like Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Durango and Zacatecas.

Green toads are green or yellow with black spots. They are not a large toad. They grow up to 2 inches. They are only active at night. They will breed in spring, summer and autumn. Males will call a female to lay her eggs in his territory.

Subspecies

  • Eastern green toad, Bufo debilis debilisSmith, 1950
  • Western green toad, Bufo debilis insidiorSmith, 1950
  • Pauly, G. B., D. M. Hillis, and D. C. Cannatella. (2004) The history of a Nearctic colonization: Molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of the Nearctic toads (Bufo). Evolution 58: 2517–2535.
  • Hammerson & Santos-Barrera (2004). Bufo debilis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 12 May 2006. Database entry includes a range map and a brief justification of why this species is of least concern

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