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Southwestern toad

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Anura
Genus  Anaxyrus
Higher classification  Toads
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Bufonidae
Scientific name  Bufo mexicanus
Rank  Species
Similar  Frog, Arizona Toad, Toads, Amphibians, True toad

The southwestern toad or Mexican Madre toad (Anaxyrus mexicanus, formerly Bufo mexicanus) is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to northwestern Mexico and found on the Sierra Madre Occidental in eastern Sonora and western Chihuahua and south to southwestern Durango. Its natural habitats are conifer forests, commonly along low rivers and streams, its breeding habitat. It is a rare species threatened by habitat disturbance, including alterations causing the desiccation of streams and soils.

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