TRUE TOADS
(Bufo sp.)

RED SPOTTED TOAD
Bufo punctatus

The red spotted toad is the most common Bufo throughout the range of this work. It is commonly seen on the roads during rains, and is not uncommon on dry nights.
This red spotted toad was photographed at night on Black Gap road, SE Brewster County.

SOUTHWESTERN WOODHOUSES TOAD
Bufo woodhousei australis

The southwestern Woohdhouse's toad is found in the western part of this range, from the Davis Mountains through the Big Bend..
This specimen was photographed on Black Gap Rd., Big Bend, Brewster County.

TEXAS TOAD
Bufo speciosus

The Texas toad is found throughout the range of this work. It is a medium sized toad, seldom over 3 1/2 inches. This specimen is from Val Verde County.

Notice the sickle shaped tubercle on its hind foot and the smaller tubercle to the left of it.
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WESTERN GREEN TOAD
Bufo debilis insidiori

In the range of this work, the western green toad is found in the Davis Mountains south through the Big Bend and through the western part of the state.. It is a small toad, measuring 1 1/4" to slightly over 2" in length. It is a pretty toad which is primarily nocturnal and mostly seen after rains.
These specimens are from the Delaware Mountains in Culberson County.