Puerto Rican crested toad
|Puerto Rican crested toad|
The Puerto Rican crested toad or simply Puerto Rican toad (Bufo lemur) is a species of toad found only in Puerto Rico. It is the only species of toad native to Puerto Rico. The species formerly occurred in Virgin Gorda. It is listed as a threatened by the US Fish and Wildlife Service due to habitat loss and introduced species. The IUCN has the species listed as critically endangered, although this classification is in question as recent hurricanes that have produced several inches of precipitation have revealed large populations in suitable habitat.
- List of amphibians and reptiles of Puerto Rico
- Fauna of Puerto Rico
- List of endemic fauna of Puerto Rico
- Hedges et al. (2004). Bufo lemur. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 10 May 2006. Database entry includes a range map and justification for why this species is critically endangered
- Bob Johnson. "Recovery of the Puerto Rican Crested Toad". Endangered Species Bulletin. fws.gov. Retrieved November 27, 2006.
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