Yosemite Toad

Yosemite Toad

The Yosemite Toad (Bufo canorus) is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family. 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. In addition to habitat loss, Bufo Canorus is also threatened by a fungus known as a chitrid which is easily spread through watersheds. The fungus eats at the larvae's teeth rows thereby starving the toad larvae. Evey year, the habitat seems to be shrinking.

References

  • (2004) The history of a Nearctic colonization: Molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of the Nearctic toads (Bufo). Evolution 58: 2517–2535.
  • Hammerson, G., Grasso, R. & Davidson, C. 2004. Bufo canorus 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 21 July 2007.

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