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New Toad Discovered In 'Warm Valleys' Of Peruvian Andes
2014-01-17 11:21:45

A new species of toad was discovered hiding in the leaf litter of the Peruvian Yungas.

Cane Toad Caught Trying To Eat A Bat
2013-09-25 04:20:50

Talk about a Kodak moment – a park ranger working in the Peruvian rainforest managed to capture a picture of a cane toad attempting to dine on a bat, complete with the airborne rodent’s wings sticking out of its mouth.

2012-02-22 21:35:12

An invasive plant may have saved an iconic Australian lizard species from death at the hands of toxic cane toads.

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2011-03-28 09:55:00

North Queensland’s third annual Toad Day Out has locals in Townsville, Charters Towers and Cairns hunting for the much hated cane toad.

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2011-02-23 13:41:22

Scientists hope the toxic cane toad that has rampaged around northeastern Australia may at last be stopped.

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2010-07-02 09:35:33

As global warming threatens many animal species with extinction, the already destructive cane toad is set to flourish with increasing temperature, say Australian scientists.

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2010-04-13 10:54:54

Ecologists in Australia have successfully trained a critically endangered marsupial – the northern quoll – to turn its nose up at toxic cane toads.

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2010-02-21 07:25:00

Australians have discovered a new weapon in the fight against the dreaded cane toad problem plaguing the country: cat food.

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2010-01-06 11:45:33

Scientists in Australia have found that the female cane toad will expand her body if she feels a male 'isn't her type.'

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2009-03-30 07:35:00

Ecologists in Australia have discovered that cane toads are far more susceptible to being killed and eaten by meat ants than native frogs.


Latest Cane toad Reference Libraries

Cane Toad, Bufo Marinus
2013-06-25 15:49:24

The Cane Toad (Bufo marinus) known also as the Giant Neotropical Toad or the Marine Toad, is a large and terrestrial true toad which is endemic to Central and South America, but has been introduced to various islands throughout Oceania and the Caribbean. It's a member of the subgenus Rhinella of the genus Bufo, which includes many different true toad species that are found throughout Central and South America. It is a productive breeder; the females lay single-clump spawns with thousands of...

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2008-09-17 12:48:47

The Golden Toad (Bufo periglenes), was a small toad that was once abundant in a small region of high-altitude cloud-covered tropical forests above the city of Monteverde, Costa Rica. It inhabited an area of only about 20 square miles in area. It is now extinct possibly due to climate change brought on by global warming. This species was also known as the Monteverde Golden Toad, Monte Verde Toad, Alajuela Toad and Orange Toad. Adults males measured just about 2 inches long. Unlike most...

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2008-07-25 15:24:24

The Asian Giant Toad (Bufo asper), sometimes known as the River Toad, is a large toad native to southeast Asia. It is generally a dark green, black or brown in color, and is heavily covered in tubercles. They can grow to lengths greater than 8.5 inches. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2008-06-16 14:58:32

The Colorado River Toad (Bufo alvarius), also known as the Sonoran Desert Toad, is a psychoactive toad found in the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico. In California, Arizona, and New Mexico it is illegal for individuals to remove this species from the state for any purposes. It is threatened in New Mexico. It lives in both desert and semi-arid areas throughout the range of its habitat. They are semi-aquatic and are often found in streams, near springs, and in canals and...

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2008-06-16 14:48:13

The Asiatic Toad (Bufo gargarizans), is a species of toad found in East Asia. It is common in China and portions of the Russian Far East, but relatively rare on the Korean Peninsula. Asiatic toads are also found on the Ryukyu Islands of southern Japan, although they have been extirpated from some islands in recent years, possibly including Okinawa. The Asiatic toad avoids dense forests, but is found in most other habitats, including grasslands, open forests, and cultivated areas. It prefers...

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