Anaxyrus punctatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Anaxyrus punctatus
Species Authority: (Baird and Girard, 1852)
Bufo punctatus Baird and Girard, 1852
Bufo punctatus Baird and Girard, 1852

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-01-08
Assessor(s): Geoffrey Hammerson, Georgina Santos-Barrera
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from California, Nevada, central Utah, Colorado, and southwestern Kansas in the USA, south to southern Baja California and central Mexico, and to the state of Querétaro. It occurs at elevations up to about 1,980m asl.
Mexico; United States
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Population [top]

Population: It is widespread and common.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits rocky canyons and gullies in deserts, grasslands, and dry woodlands. It hides under rocks, in rock crevices, or underground when inactive. Eggs and larvae develop in shallow water in temporary rain pools, spring-fed pools, and pools along intermittent streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in several protected areas throughout its range.

Citation: Geoffrey Hammerson, Georgina Santos-Barrera 2010. Anaxyrus punctatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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