American toad

American toad
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Binomial name
Bufo americanus
Holbrook, 1836
Subspecies
  • B. a. americanus
  • B. a. charlesmithi
  • B. a. copei
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Habitat range of B. americanus
Synonyms

Anaxyrus americanus[1]

The American toad (Bufo americanus) is a species of toad. They live in eastern United States and Canada. There are three subspecies: the eastern American toad, the dwarf American toad, and the rare Hudson Bay toad.

Subspecies

Eastern American toad

The eastern American toad (A. a. americanus) is a medium-sized toad. Most of the time, its size is 5–9 cm (2.0–3.5 in).[2] The biggest one measured was 11.1 centimetres (4.4 in).[3]

Dwarf American toad

The dwarf American toad (A. a. charlesmithi) is smaller than the eastern American toad. Its size is 6 cm (2 14 in).

Hudson Bay toad

The Hudson Bay toad (A. a. copei) is a rare toad.[4] Small groups of them are found in north Ontario.

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References

  1. Frost, DR, et al. (2006) The amphibian tree of life. Bulletin of the AMNH ; no. 297
  2. American toad (Bufo americanus) Template:Webarchive, Natural Resources Canada
  3. Template:Cite book
  4. "American toad". Frog Toad Newt and Salamander Species of Canada. amphibians.ca. Retrieved 17 August 2013.

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