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Kyle Dickerson
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Toad ID

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

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

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Very nice find.

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say! that's lovely!

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Post by Steve Bledsoe »

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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