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Red Spotted Toad, Anaxyrus punctatus. Along rocky stream and river beds, often in arid or semi-arid habitat. Widespread in the deserts of the southwest.

Cienega Creek Preserve, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA.

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Tags:   Amphibians Toads Anaxyrus punctatus Red-Spotted Toad Bufonidae

N 1 B 169 C 1 E Aug 21, 2011 F Aug 25, 2011
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Male Couch's Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus couchii, 8.89 cm / 3.5 in. COMMON. Inhabits Sonoran and Chihuahuan Desert and associated grasslands.

Cienega Creek Preserve, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA.

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Tags:   Amphibians Toads Scaphiopus couchii Couch's Spadefoot Toad Bufonidae ©bryanjsmith

N 2 B 239 C 1 E Aug 29, 2011 F Sep 28, 2011
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Great Plains Toad, Anaxyrus cognatus, 2.2 - 5 in / 5.6 - 12.7 cm. Valleys, mesas and flats of Sonoran, Chihuahuan or Great Basin Desert scrub, grasslands and sparsely into montane woodland. You can see the spur on the hind foot as it is beginning to excavate a burrow (the temporal pool is drying out).

Lake Cochise, Willcox, Conchise County, Arizona, USA.

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Tags:   Amphibians Toads Great Plains Toad Anaxyrus cognatus Bufonidae

N 7 B 367 C 5 E Oct 1, 2011 F Oct 2, 2011
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Green Toad, Anaxyrus debilis, 5.58 cm / 2.2 in. Valleys and bajadas of semi-desert grasslands and Chihuahuan Desert scrub. Photographed in July, 2008.

Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area, Cochise County, Arizona, USA.

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Tags:   Amphibians Toads Anaxyrus debilis Green Toad Chihuahuan Green Toad Bufonidae

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Western Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus hammondi, 1.5-2.5 in / 3.8-6.4 cm. COMMON. Semi-arid to arid shortgrass plains and sandy gravelly areas. This toad is relatively smooth-skinned but covered with small bits of sand, just coming up above ground as I watched.

Cienega Creek, Pima County, Arizona, USA.

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Tags:   Amphibians Toads Pelobatidae Western Spadefoot Toad Scaphiopus hammondi


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