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Western Toad - Bufo boreas
Saw this guy in my yard west of Victor, MT. We have ten acres of riparian land, perfect for toads. Class - Amphibians - Amphibia, Order - Frogs / Toads - Anura, Family - True Toads - Bufonidae, Species - Western Toad - Bufo boreas General description excerpt from Montana Field Guide: The skin of adult Western Toads is covered with small round or oval warts on a background color that is usually green or brown. The eyes have horizontal pupils. Usually there is a light stripe down the middle of the back. Distribution is a useful character for all life stages, as the range and habitat of the Western Toad do not overlap any other toad in Montana, with the possible exception of Woodhouse's Toad (Bufo woodhousii) in a very narrow area north of the Beartooth and Absaroka mountains (Maxell et al. 2003). Citation: Western Toad — Bufo boreas. Montana Field Guide. Montana Natural Heritage Program and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Retrieved on July 1, 2011, from http://FieldGuide.mt.gov/detail_AAABB01030.aspx Populations are declining in Montana and other regions. Click the Field Guide link to see more information.Read More