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Mesoamerican Burrowing Toads: Rhinophrynidae

Physical Characteristics, Geographic Range, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Mesoamerican Burrowing Toads And PeopleCONSERVATION STATUS

This species is not considered to be at risk. It is quite common in parts of Mexico and Central America, but it is rare in the United States and only lives in a few scattered areas in Texas. For this reason, Texas Parks and Wildlife lists it as threatened.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

Books:

Lee, Julian C. The Amphibians and Reptiles of the Yucatán Peninsula. Ithaca, NY: Comstock Publishing Associates, Cornell University Press, 1996.

Meyer, John R., and Carol F. Foster. A Guide to the Frogs and Toads of Belize. Malabar, FL: Krieger, 1996.


Web sites:

Beaudry, B. 1999. "Rhinophrynus dorsalis." Animal Diversity Web. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Rhinophrynus_dorsalis.html (accessed on February 10, 2005).

Cannatella, David. "Rhinophrynidae." Texas Memorial Museum, University of Texas. http://www.zo.utexas.edu/research/salientia/rhinophrynidae/rhinophrynidae.html (accessed on February 10, 2005).

"Family Rhinophrynidae (Burrowing Toad)." Animal Diversity Web. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Rhinophrynus_dorsalis.html (accessed on February 10, 2005).

"Mexican Burrowing Toad." Amphibian Conservation Alliance. http://www.frogs.org/amphibianet/species.asp?Genus=Rhinophrynus&Species=dorsalis (accessed on February 10, 2005).

"Mexican Burrowing Toad." eNature, National Wildlife Federation. http://www.enature.com/fieldguide/showSpeciesFT.asp?fotogID=1098&curPageNum=4&recnum=AR0712 (accessed on February 10, 2005).

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Animal Life ResourceAmphibians