GREAT PLAINS TOADS
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Anaxyrus cognatus
HABITAT: Widespread across central and southwestern United States and extend south into northern Mexico. Can be round as far north as Alberta, Canada. Live in a wide variety of habitat types including grasslands, semi-desert shrub lands, and open floodplains.
CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern
FUN FACT: These amphibians spend most of their time in burrows that they create from a backward shuffle motion. As a nocturnal species, they leave their burrow to find food about an hour before dusk.
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