These toads were found in amplexus at about 10:00pm in a caliche tank (~50 ft long, ~20ft wide) surrounded by grassland. An explosive breeding event was occurring due to 2 inches of rain the night before. These toads formed a chorus, along with B. nebulifer, G. olivaceus, and H. versicolor (with separate iNat observations). We saw 40-60 B. punctatus individuals at this tank, with similar sightings at nearby tanks (~.5 mile away). It was about 75° with ~10 mph wind.
Camp Wood Hills property 5 miles west Camp Wood in Edwards County
Found under large slab of rock in a very rocky, bushy area.
Next to Havasu Creek; warm sunny morn
This record gleaned from field journals I kept between 1968 and 2002. The first 6500+ records I posted on iNat had photo documentation, but now I am posting these records which do not have photos just to provide the data point for the species and location as best as I can for the historical record. I will also add a number to represent the approximate number of individuals of this species I recorded on the given day if more than one.
I saw the toad in the first photo at about 8:30pm on a caliche road bordered on one side by grassland and on the other side by oak forest about 100ft away from a small house. This individual was about 5cm (SVL). At about 10:00pm, I saw a different individual (second photo) of a very similar size and in a very similar habitat (except for no house nearby) a couple miles away from the first toad . A storm had just past by, supplying heavy rain from about 4-5:30pm and bringing the temperature down to about 60°F. Cloud cover had receded to about 40%.
Cochise County, Arizona