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Western Toad   (Bufo boreas)
Category: Amphibians

 

 

This species is a large toad native to western North America. It will eat any kind of insect it can catch and is a powerful jumper though they prefer to walk. It inhabits a wide range of terrestrial habitats across its range but prefer to be near ponds, lakes, and other water sources within these habitats.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_toad

http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Frog-Amphibian-Species/Western-Toad/

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Amphibia
Order - Anura
Family - Bufonidae
Genus - Anaxyrus
Species - A. boreas

 
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Interesting Animal Facts

Swiss Army Skin

Amphibian skin is not covered in hair, feathers, or scales. It is thin and permeable, which allows them to actually breathe and drink through their skin! Their skin is not watertight, but they have mucous glands that produce secretions to help keep them from drying out Their skin also serves as a handy defense mechanism: nearly all amphibians have poison glands that make their skin toxic - and on top of that, it can even serve as a tasty treat after they shed it (yes, many amphibians eat their own sloughed off skin)!

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