Tag Archives: Bufonidae

The genus Rhinella ranges from southern Texas (USA) and southern Sonora (Mexico) southward through tropical Mexico and Central America to southern South America. The Marine Toad, Rhinella marina, has been introduced into the Antilles, Hawaii, Fiji, Philippines, Taiwan, Ryukyu Is. (Japan), New Guinea, Australia, and many Pacific islands. Rhinella contains about 72 species. The genus…

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The American Toad, Anaxyrus americanus, is the most commonly encountered member of the Bufonidae in parts of North America. They range from Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, the Maritime Provinces, and southern Newfoundland southward to the northern edge of the Gulf Coastal Plain. They are terrestrial and use forests as well as moer open habitats including fields,…

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The Sonoran Desert Toad (Incilius alvarius) may be the least studied, yet the most interesting toad in the USA. They range from extreme southwestern New Mexico  throughout southern Arizona to southeastern California, and are endemic to the Sonoran Biotic Province. They are considered common in the Tucson area Arizona they appear to be in decline…

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  • Crack pots, insanity, and some really sick human beings April 11, 2017
    Snakes provide a variety of ecosystem services, not the least of which is rodent control. This is a free service provide by nature. However, like much of what is free, Republicans insist on privatizing it so somebody can make a profit.Arizona HB2022 failed on a tie vote yesterday (April 10, 2017). The bill, if passed, […]
  • Logging & Leatherbacks April 10, 2017
    Leatherback turtle hatchlings. Photo Credit: Juan Patiño Debris from logging in tropical forests is threatening the survival of hatchling leatherback turtles and the success of mothers at one of the world's most important nesting sites in Colombia.New research by the University of Exeter and the Doñana Biological Station in Seville, Spain, has found that debris on […]
  • Lowland amphibians are at higher risk from future climate warming. April 7, 2017
    A new study of Peruvian frogs living at a wide variety of elevations -- from the Amazon floodplain to high Andes peaks -- lends support to the idea that lowland amphibians are at higher risk from future climate warming.That's because the lowland creatures already live near the maximum temperatures they can tolerate, while high-elevation amphibians […]