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Toad ID

Post by Rancorrye » August 3rd, 2013, 6:24 pm

At first I thought this was a Woodhouse Toad (Anaxyrus woodhousii), but the more I look at it I'm leaning toward Arizona Toad (Anaxyrus microscaphus)
What are your thoughts? Anybody know for sure?

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Found in Washington Co. UT. Sorry this is the only crummy picture I got.

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Re: Toad ID

Post by kricket » August 3rd, 2013, 7:49 pm

I'm sure there's someone on here who can probably glance at it and tell you but I would say A. microscaphus because of the characters I can see in the picture:

- no (or very indistinct) cranial crests
- relatively smooth skin without dark spots
- indistinct stripe down the back

But I'm an east coaster so I'm just reading this stuff out of a book and am no expert on western toads! :?

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Re: Toad ID

Post by occidentalis » August 3rd, 2013, 9:39 pm

i'm on board with Anaxyrus microscaphus.

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Re: Toad ID

Post by Brian Eagar » August 4th, 2013, 8:43 pm

I also concur on the microscaphus Id. Note that microscaphus can be quite variable and they do hybridize with woodhouse toads in some areas.

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Re: Toad ID

Post by Rancorrye » August 5th, 2013, 11:51 am

Thanks guys.

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