Thrill to see again. Biologist in our group explained keying it away from Western Toad in ways other than white line. Distance in facial glands.
Yosemite toad found during the day next to a very small stream within a large meadow in Yosemite National Park.
Male Yosemite toad in Yosemite National Park. This individual appeared lethargic and was having problems shedding skin on its dorsal side.
Yosemite toad tadpoles in shallow water in a meadow.
Found under a mossy rock during the day, sitting in flowing water.
Female Yosemite toad Yosemite National Park
The Yosemite toad (Anaxyrus canorus, formerly Bufo canorus) is a species of true toad in the family Bufonidae (Anaxyrus is a genus of toads distributed across North America). Endemic to the Sierra Nevada of California, the species ranges from the montane forests of El Dorado County near Lake Tahoe south to subalpine Fresno County near Tehipite Valley in Kings Canyon. Yosemite toads show a narrow elevational distribution from 6,200 feet to 11,300 feet. They are the...