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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