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Kyle Dickerson
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Toad ID

Post by Kyle Dickerson » July 15th, 2010, 11:14 pm

Is this an arroyo toad or just a plain ol' California toad? I found it in Pine Valley after the rain today.

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Re: Toad ID

Post by Kent VanSooy » July 16th, 2010, 7:27 am

Arroyo! The lightened anterior portion of the parotids gives it away.

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Re: Toad ID

Post by Kyle Dickerson » July 16th, 2010, 1:20 pm

Awesome! Guess I can check these guys off my lifer list. :D

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Re: Toad ID

Post by reako45 » July 16th, 2010, 2:29 pm

Very nice find.

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Re: Toad ID

Post by occidentalis » July 16th, 2010, 2:50 pm

say! that's lovely!

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Re: Toad ID

Post by Steve Bledsoe » July 16th, 2010, 5:04 pm

I have to agree with the Arroyo Toad ID.
Usually California Toads have a very distinct and complete dorsal stripe that starts from between the eyes or well in front of them.

Good find.

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