The Golden Toad: A Sober Reminder of the Amphibian Extinction Crisis This design available on shirts this week only at www.float.org ($8 of every shirt will be donated to SAVE THE FROGS! conservation programs) The golden toad (Incilius periglenes, formerly Bufo periglenes) was a small toad that was from a small, high-altitude region north of the city of Monteverde, Costa Rica. An endemic species, it could only be found in pristine cloud and elfin forest. The golden toad was first described…
Californians should take pride in the Yosemite toad—it’s a native son found nowhere else on earth except the high elevations of the Sierra. Mountain life isn’t an easy existence for amphibians, and the toad spends half the year in hibernation. Once the snow melts—or even before as the critter has been observed tip-toeing over snowfields to reach their breeding grounds—the males emerge from hibernation and find a suitable pool to begin their annual search for a mate.
Cane Toad - First imported to Australia in the 1930s in an attempt to control sugar cane pests, these giant amphibians now number around 200 million. They prey on some native species and compete for food and territory with others. Toxic glands behind the toads' heads can kill native animals like endangered quolls (carnivorous marsupials). Credit: Dreamstime
Australian Desert Spadefoot toad [Notaden nichollsi] that was found emerging from its burrow one night. The photographer shined their flashlight on the toad, which attracted insects and gave it an easy meal.
Psychedelic Rock Toad Tee. A tribute to the sacred toad and it's magical DMT. For the adventurous Psychonaut that couldn't be content with the plant kingdom. This shirt grants access to the "Temple of the Toad".
Extinct: Golden Frog: This little guy was a bright, shiny orange and would often be on posters to advertise the country where it was discovered – Costa Rica. There used to be thousands of the creatures, but in 1987, scientists counted only two females and seven males. The next year they saw one male, and by 2004, the species was listed as extinct. Weather conditions were given as the reason for the demise of the toad — El Nino to be exact. It caused the weather to be too dry to support the…
Found from Texas to Georgia and North into Canada the American Toad, (Bufo Anaxyrus) americanas, has a diverse habitat range. Commonly found at night, the toads typically remain in their burrows during the day.
Zoo news: this month's animal antics from round the globe - in pictures
After 87 years without a sighting, the Borneo rainbow toad, Ansonia latidisca, was rediscovered in 2011 as a part of The Search for Lost Frogs. This stunning new photograph by Robin Moore appears in a photo essay in the California Academy of Sciences’ exciting new multimedia magazine BioGraphic. “I wanted to capture an environmental portrait that placed the toad in context of its natural habitat,” says Moore, author of In Search of Lost Frogs.
For more photos follow me on instagram: www.instagram.com/antonsrkn/ South American Common Toad (Rhinella margaritifera) - San Martin Department, Peru Unsure of the ID of this particular toad as it did look markedly different than the other R. margaritifera I saw. Enjoyed the juxtaposition of the toad and the tiny fragile little fungi growing on this leaf on the forest floor.