Globally endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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  • Scientific Names
    • Anaxyrus canorus
    • Bufo canorus
  • English
    • Yosemite Toad

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Yosemite Toad Anaxyrus canorus

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sullivanribbit

Date

July 5, 2014

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Yosemite Toad Anaxyrus canorus

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fabflockfinder

Date

August 7, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

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Yosemite Toad Anaxyrus canorus

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robberfly

Date

July 28, 2014 01:47 PM PDT

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Description

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.

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Yosemite Toad Anaxyrus canorus

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belinda

Date

September 7, 2013

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Yosemite Toad Anaxyrus canorus

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belinda

Date

August 17, 2013

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Yosemite Toad Anaxyrus canorus

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belinda

Date

August 17, 2013

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Yosemite Toad Anaxyrus canorus

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devinedmonds

Date

August 21, 2012

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Description

Yosemite toad found during the day next to a very small stream within a large meadow in Yosemite National Park.

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Yosemite Toad Anaxyrus canorus

Observer

devinedmonds

Date

September 2, 2012

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Description

Male Yosemite toad in the vicinity of Mono Pass, Yosemite National Park. This individual appeared lethargic and was having problems shedding skin on its dorsal side.

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Yosemite Toad Anaxyrus canorus

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devinedmonds

Date

July 10, 2012

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Description

Yosemite toad tadpoles in shallow water in a meadow around Saddlebag Lake.

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Yosemite Toad Anaxyrus canorus

Observer

devinedmonds

Date

August 29, 2012

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Description

Found under a mossy rock during the day, sitting in flowing water in a creek in the Young Lakes area.

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Bufo canorus Anaxyrus canorus

Observer

devinedmonds

Date

September 4, 2011

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Description

Female Yosemite toad found near south end of Rock Island Lake, Yosemite National Park

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What

Bufo canorus Anaxyrus canorus

Observer

devinedmonds

Date

July 10, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Male Yosemite toad in a wet meadow near Porcupine Creek, found near fertile eggs

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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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Conservation Summary

  • Globally
    endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)
    Imperiled (G2) (Source: NatureServe)
    Imperiled. Small range in the Sierra Nevada, California; has declined in area of occupancy and abundance in recent decades; cause of decline is uncertain but may be related to disease, drought, environmental contaminants, livestock grazing, increased UV, and/or avian predation.
Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.