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Western Toad
In Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Bufo
Subgenus: Anaxyrus
Species: A. boreas
Binomial name
Anaxyrus boreas
Baird & Girard, 1852

Bufo boreas
Bufo politus

The Western toad (Anaxyrus boreas) is a species of toads. They are among the largest toads. They can grow up to 5.6 and 13 cm long. They live in western North America.


  • 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.
  • This article is based on a description from A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Coastal Southern California, Robert N. Fisher and Ted J. Case, USGS.

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