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Dixie Valley Toad - Anaxyrus williamsi

Gordon, Simandle & Tracy 2017

(=Bufo williamsi)
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Adult, Dixie Valley, Churchill County, Nevada
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Habitat
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Habitat, Dixie Valley,
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This toad was described in the publication cited below, in July of 2017.

Michelle R. Gordon, Eric T. Simandle & C. Richard Tracy. A diamond in the rough desert shrublands of the Great Basin in the Western United States: A new cryptic toad species (Amphibia: Bufonidae: Bufo (Anaxyrus)) discovered in Northern Nevada.
Zootaxa 4290 (1): 123-139 © 2017 Magnolia Press.
 
Sounds
This is the sound of the release call of an adult Dixie Toad. The toad made three series of calls.

A release call is produced by a male toad or an unreceptive female toad when a frog or other animal (including a human hand) grabs it across the back in the position used for mating or amplexus. It's a frog's way of saying "Get off my back! Let go!" In some species of toads, this call is also made during the breeding season when a male toad enters another male toad's territory.
 



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