Rocky Mountain toad
|Rocky Mountain Toad|
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
|Subspecies:||A. w. woodhousii|
|Anaxyrus woodhousii woodhousii
Bufo woodhousii woodhousii
The Rocky Mountain Toad or Western Woodhouse's toad (Anaxyrus woodhousii woodhousii) is a subspecies in the Woodhouse's toad subgroup. It can be identified by its light middorsal stripe, prominent cranial crests, and elongate parotoid glands. The spots contain one to several warts. The belly is usually white or yellowish with dark flecks between the forelegs 
Range and Habitat
This abundant amphibian ranges from the Dakotas and Montana to central Texas, then west of the Rocky Mts. from northern Utah to Central Arizona. Disjunct colonies can be found in several states. It inhabits marshes, swales, river bottoms, canyons, desert streams, irrigated areas, and suburban backyards. Nocturnal, it usually approaches lit areas where insects can easily be found.
- Conant, Roger & Collins, Joseph T (1998). Reptiles and amphibians of eastern and central North America. New York: Houghton Mifflin.
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