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GREAT PLAINS TOAD
Anaxyrus cognatus

Great Plains Toad - Anaxyrus cognatus Anaxyrus cognatus  from Cochise Co., Az.     Photo by Diego Ortiz

Great Plains Toad - Anaxyrus cognatus Anaxyrus  cognatus  calling  on  the  Tohono  O'Odham  Nation Indian Reservation,  Pima Co.,  Arizona       Photo by Jason Penney

Range of Anaxyrus cognatus
Range  of  Anaxyrus cognatus                                 Map by USGS

Great Plains Toad - Anaxyrus cognatus Anaxyrus cognatus  calling  from  a  pond  in  Maricopa  County,
Arizona                                                             Photo by Will Wells

Great Plains Toad - Anaxyrus cognatus A breeding group of Anaxyrus cognatus  at a  pond  in  Maricopa
County, Arizona                                                 Photo by Will Wells
Distribution:  In our region, this species occurs in north and far west Texas, then westward throughout much of New Mexico, most of Arizona, southwestern Utah, extreme southern Nevada and in the southeastern corner of California.

Legal Status:  Anaxyrus cognatus is listed as a species of concern by the state of Utah. Otherwise, it has no protected status in our region.





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