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Southern crested toad

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Anura
Genus  Peltophryne
Higher classification  Toads
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Bufonidae
Scientific name  Bufo guentheri
Rank  Species
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Similar  Bufo beddomii, Amphibians, Frog, Toads, True toad

Southern crested toad peltophryne guentheri


The southern crested toad or Gunther's Caribbean toad (Peltophryne guentheri) is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to Hispaniola and found in the lowlands of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Peltophryne fracta was described as a subspecies of this species, but is now recognized as a separate species.

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Description

Males grow to 74 mm (2.9 in) and females to 101 mm (4.0 in) in snout–vent length.

Habitat and ecology

Natural habitats of Peltophryne guentheri are dry lowland valleys in both mesic and xeric areas. These frogs have been observed to sit on or by piles of cattle manure. They appear to use sit-and-wait foraging strategy to catch insects on manure.

Conservation

It is threatened by habitat loss caused by livestock grazing and selective logging, and by agricultural pollution.

References

Southern crested toad Wikipedia


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