Wyoming Toad

The Wyoming Toad is classified as Extinct in the Wild (EW), known only to survive in cultivation, in captivity or as a naturalized population (or populations) well outside the past range.

The Wyoming Toad (Bufo baxteri or Anaxyrus baxteri) is an extremely rare amphibian that exists only in captivity and within Mortenson Lake National Wildlife Refuge in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The Wyoming Toad was listed as an endangered species in 1984. More

Wyoming Toads are dark brown, grey or greenish in colour with small dark markings. They have rounded warts on their dorsal surface and their underside is spotted. They grow up to 5.6 cms (2.2 inches) in length and they are mainly active at night. More

The Wyoming toad (Bufo baxteri) was a common sight on areas of the Laramie Plains, Albany County, Wyoming, into the early 1970s but the populations crashed in the middle 1970s. The Wyoming toad was listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service www.fws. More

Wyoming Toads at the Detroit Zoo: Conserving a Species Extinct in the Wild By Rebecca Johnson, Associate Curator of Amphibians and Danna Schock, Curator of Amphibians More than 30% of all amphibian species are globally threatened, including More

At its full size, the Wyoming toad is only two inches long. This toad looks lumpy - its body is covered with warts and its head has a humped ridge. The skin is various shades of brown - perfect for blending in and escaping would-be predators. More

The Wyoming toad can be found only in a lake and at the wet meadows in Laramie, Wyoming. The color of the Wyoming toad can vary. The color of the toad can either be gray, green or brown with dark splotches. More

arrival of thirteen endangered Wyoming toads is finally over. FedEx delivered the lumpy little amphibians into the open arms of the zoo More

The Wyoming toad is native to the Laramie Basin, which is located in Albany County, Wyoming Natural diet: These toads eat insects and other terrestrial invertebrates. A substantial portion of the Wyoming toad diet consists of ants. More

In 1994, Wyoming toads were extinct in the wild, and only one captive population remained. That population became the foundation for a captive breeding program in nine zoological and governmental facilities, producing tadpoles and toadlets for reintroduction to the wild. More

A close-up view of a Wyoming toad, one of the most endangered amphibians in the U.S. A close-up view of a Wyoming toad. More

between the amphibian chytrid fungus and the Wyoming toad, one of the most endangered amphibians in the United States. Observers had expected the fungus to kill off the species, but, while many toads have died, the population is slowly growing again. More

year, our Wyoming toad is not “gone from the wild.” In fact, numbers of this beleaguered species held steady in 2008. More

The Wyoming toad (Bufo baxteri) is an endangered species whose recovery has been stalled by problems that are common to species recovery efforts, especially for animals without significant "charisma. More

* States/US Territories in which the Wyoming Toad is known to occur: Wyoming * US Counties in which the Wyoming Toad is known to occur: View All * USFWS Refuges in which the Wyoming Toad is known to More

The Wyoming toad was later rediscovered in the wild in 1987 along the shores of Mortenson lake, which is an alpine lake situated at 7,256 feet (2,212 m) above sea level. More

The Wyoming toad (Bufo baxteri) is a dark brown, gray or greenish amphibian with small, dark blotches. The average length is 2.2 inches, with the females slightly larger than the males. More

Programmatic BA for the Wyoming Toad can be found on the on the internet at www.wy.blm.gov/wildlife/index.htm. The preliminary determination is that this action is an RMP Maintenance Action as defined in 43 CFR 1610.5-4. More

The Wyoming Toad was listed as an endangered speciesEndangered speciesAn endangered species is a population of organisms which is at risk of becoming extinct because it is either few in numbers, or threatened by changing environmental or predation parameters. More

Besides the Wyoming toad, scientists know of only a few amphibian species that are recovering after a chytrid spread, including ones in California and Australia. Counting Toads The U.S. More

Wyoming toad, dorsal view© Allen Blake Sheldon / Animals Animals Pair of Wyoming toads© Allen Blake Sheldon / Animals Animals Species related by - * Family group * Habitat More

The origin of the Wyoming toad can be traced to about 10,000 years ago when it became isolated from its ancestral stock, the Manitoba or Canadian toad (Bufo hemiophrys), around the end of the Pleistocene Epoch. More

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The Wyoming Toad looks very silmilar to the Canadian Toad except in that it has a narrower middorsal stripe. More

Order : Anura
Family : Bufonidae
Genus : Anaxyrus
Species : baxteri
Authority : (Porter, 1964)