California Toad

Anaxyrus boreas halophilus
(Baird and Girard, 1853)
San Diego Co., California. March 30, 2012.

A really cool toad, adapted to a life in dry and semi-dry places. They will hunker down under rocks and in burrows, which can provide a slightly moist microclimate. My first was found near Escondido on a rocky hillside (top), and the third toad pictured is from Baja Norte. Note the damp soil.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

My Flickr album California 2012 is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

 

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