Green toad

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Green toad
Bufo debilis insidior1.jpg
Western green toad, Anaxyrus debilis insidior
Scientific classification
A. debilis
Binomial name
Anaxyrus debilis
(Girard, 1854)
Anaxyrus debilis range map.png

Bufo debilis

Green toad (Anaxyrus debilis) is a species of toads. They live in southwestern United States in states like Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas and Texas. They can also be found in northern Mexico in states like Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Durango and Zacatecas.

Green toads are green or yellow with black spots. They are not a large toad. They grow up to 2 inches. They are only active at night. They will breed in spring, summer and autumn. Males will call a female to lay her eggs in his territory.

Subspecies[change | change source]

  • Eastern green toad, Bufo debilis debilisSmith, 1950
  • Western green toad, Bufo debilis insidiorSmith, 1950

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Pauly, G. B., D. M. Hillis, and D. C. Cannatella. (2004) The history of a Nearctic colonization: Molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of the Nearctic toads (Bufo). Evolution 58: 2517–2535.
  • Hammerson & Santos-Barrera (2004). Bufo debilis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 12 May 2006. Database entry includes a range map and a brief justification of why this species is of least concern
  • Amphibian Species of the World: Bufo debilis