Western toad facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsWestern Toad
|In Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest|
Baird & Girard, 1852
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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Oval parotoid glands, located behind the eyes, are distinguishing features of this species.
- In Spanish: Anaxyrus boreas
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