Anaxyrus debilis

Taxobox
name = Green Toad
status = LC | status_system = IUCN3.1
trend = stable


image_caption = Western Green Toad, "Bufo debilis insidior"
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Amphibia
ordo = Anura
familia = Bufonidae
genus = "Bufo"
species = "B. debilis"
binomial = "Bufo debilis"
binomial_authority = Girard, 1836
synonyms = "Anaxyrus debilis"

"Anaxyrus debilis" is a synonym for "Bufo debilis", the Green Toad. The Green Toad ("Bufo debilis") is a species of toad found in the Southwestern United States in the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas and Texas, as well as in northern Mexico in the states of Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Durango, and Zacatecas.

Green toads are typically a green or yellow in color with black spotting and a cream colored underside. They are not a large toad, growing to 2 inches in length. They are nocturnal, and only readily found during and immediately after periods of rainfall, their habitat is semi-arid and often very dry. Breeding occurs throughout the spring, summer and autumn months. Whenever conditions are favorable, males will call to the females from a pool of water suitable for laying eggs in.

Subspecies

Sources disagree whether the subspecies each deserve full species status.

*Eastern Green Toad, "Bufo debilis debilis"
*Western Green Toad, "Bufo debilis insidior"

See also

*European Green Toad ("Bufo viridis"), a species which is only distantly related, but shares the same common name.

References

* (2004) The history of a Nearctic colonization: Molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of the Nearctic toads ("Bufo"). "Evolution" "58": 2517–2535.
* Database entry includes a range map and a brief justification of why this species is of least concern
* [http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/references.php?id=1234 Amphibian Species of the World: "Bufo debilis"]


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