Herpetofauna: One Life's List

Bufo speciosus
Texas Toad

Val Verde Co., Texas
May 22, 1997

Texas Toads are chubby little toads with a short body length, and sitting upright  they look like little buddhas.  They have no distinguishing marks or bright colors, no funky-shaped paratoid glands (they're round), and no cranial crests or postorbital ridges to speak of.  They're plenty cute for a toad, I think.  They're found throughout most of Texas, anywhere there's permanent or near permanent sources of water.












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