Yosemite Toad

The Yosemite Toad is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Yosemite toad (Bufo canorus) is a species of true toad. It is endemic to the United States. Its natural habitats are temperate grassland, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, and tundra wetlands. It is threatened by habitat loss. More

The colorful Yosemite toad was once one of the most common high-elevation Sierra amphibians. Active for only four to five months per year, it has just a short time in which to reproduce and eat enough to survive the long season of hibernation under the snow. More

During winter, Yosemite Toads shelter in rodent burrows, willow thickets, forest edges adjoining meadows, and in clumps of vegetation near water. Like most toads, this one is slow moving, often using a walking or crawling motion along with short hops. More

The advertisement call of the Yosemite Toad is a long, rapid musical trill, repeated at frequent intervals. It is produced by a male to attract females during the breeding season and to warn other rival males of his presence. More

The Yosemite toad is an endemic species to the Sierra Nevada. One-third of Yosemite National Park’s amphibian species are found nowhere else in the world than in the Sierra Nevada region. More

The Yosemite toad has been found in a wide variety of high montane and subalpine lentic habitats including wet meadows, lakes, and small ponds, as well as shallow spring channels, side channels and sloughs. More

high-elevation Sierra amphibians, Yosemite toads have declined dramatically, especially in their namesake Yosemite National Park. The Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the U.S. More

A recent study of Yosemite toads in Yosemite National Park (Knapp 2003) suggests that probability of occurrence is related to elevation, amount of meadow vegetation, and survey dates. More

For defense, Yosemite toads rely on parotoid glands and warts which can secrete a poison that deters some predators. Diet Diet consists of a wide variety of invertebrates, including beetles, ants, siders, bees, wasps, flies, and millipedes. More

Yosemite ToadThe Yosemite Toad is declining in both population and range throughout the Sierra Nevada. The species has all but disappeared from over 50% of its historic range in the Sierra Nevada. More

Yosemite toads are found only in wet mountain meadows at high elevations in a small area of the Sierra Nevada. Even though they spend most of their time on land, they are never far from a permanent body of water. More

The California toad has a much heavier body than the Yosemite toad; in fact, they are so bulky that they seldom hop as do most toads, but instead move forward in a most interesting slow awkward crawl. More

critical in light of the fact that the Yosemite toad has been petitioned for listing as an endangered species. Management decisions must be guided by an accurate understanding of the true evolutionary relationships of these species. More

Yosemite toadYosemite toad - of high Sierra Nevada meadows and forest bordersBufo canorustrue toad - tailless amphibian similar to a frog but more terrestrial and having drier warty skin How to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a More

that the Yosemite toad, an amphibian native to the high country of California’s Sierra Nevada range, may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. Unfortunately, budgetary constraints preclude the Service from listing the toad as threatened or endangered at this time. More

findings in Yosemite toads (Bufo canorus) from a die-off in the 1970s. Journal of Herpetology 35: 92-103. * Grinnel, J. and Storer, T.I. 1924. Animal Life in the Yosemite. Univ. of California, Berkeley, California. More

The Yosemite toad (Bufo canorus), once common in the Sierra Nevada, has disappeared from more than 50% of the sites where it occurred historically. More

The Yosemite Toads are not only important in and of themselves, but they are a canary in the mine – an indicator species – of these fragile meadow ecosystems, which in turn is an indicator of the health of other ecosystems. More

DESCRIPTION: The Yosemite toad is a small to medium-sized toad (two to three inches long) with exceptionally smooth skin. More

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Yosemite toad; and five species of frogs. The Yosemite toad is endemic to the region. The most common frog species is the ubiquitous Pacific treefrog. More

The Yosemite Toad (Bufo canorus) is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family. More

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Court places Yosemite toad and the Sierra Nevada mountain yellow-legged frog in study queue. December 13, 2001 San Francisco - The U.S. More

Order : Anura
Family : Bufonidae
Genus : Anaxyrus
Species : canorus
Authority : (Camp, 1916)