GREAT PLAINS TOAD Anaxyrus cognatus ... Great Plains toads can store up to 30% of their body weight in water, which provides a significant buffer against desiccation. You'll have to try hard to miss them. The USGS call library has a great example.

Confusing Species: The Great Plains Toad overlaps with the Canadian Toad. Nocturnal; Active season: late March – October; Breeding season: April – September; Lays eggs; Up to 20,000 eggs per female; Contact Us. Great Plains Toad - Anaxyrus cognatus (Say, 1822) (= Bufo cognatus) Click on a picture for a larger view: Click the speaker icon to listen to an mp3 sound file.

Call: You really can't mistake this call.

Box 830974 Lincoln, NE 68583-0974. Males give an extremely long riveting metallic call that may last for 40 seconds or more. Hearing protection is recommended when standing in the midst of a large group of Great Plains Toads.

Main Page : Southwest Page : Male frogs and toads sometimes make a variety of sounds. Specifically, the voice of the Great Plains Toad is a shrill, metallic rattle that carries over quite a distance. Unlike Minnesota's other toads which have a high-pitched musical trill, the Great Plains Toad has a loud mechanical trill, some even consider it an obnoxious call. The great plains toad has a fast, high-pitched, repeating chirp.

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These calls can have different functions. Phone number 402-472-8248 (Office Phone) Cell number 402-490-2155 (Cell Phone) Email deferraro1@unl.edu.

Advertisement Calls The advertisement call is the most well-known call of a frog or toad. Call The Great Plains Toad call is a high pitched, long mechanical trill resembling the burst of a machine gun. Larvae are dark, sometimes with a golden sheen, and have a clear tailfin. REPRODUCTION AND CALLS: Breeding occurs in the spring, but also during the summer monsoon period. Habitat. A breeding chorus can be heard for up to two kilometres across the prairies. The belly is cream-colored with little or no spotting.

It is similar to that of a pneumatic drill. Related Links. Life History.

Unlike other true toads in Missouri, the Great Plains toad has a raised hump (called a “boss”) between the eyes. Just search for "Bufo cognatus" under "Scientific Name."

Where you'll find them: Camp out at the ponds after the first spring rains.

The Great Plains toad is a medium-sized toad with large, dark brown or green, paired blotches on the back and sides. Each blotch is usually encircled with white or light tan and contains many warts.

Great Plains toads call for up to three hours after sunset and can be heard up to two kilometres away.

Females produce up to 45,000 eggs, with an average-sized female producing about 10,000 eggs laid in long, double-stranded strings. Listen to the Great Plains Toad calls. Address 3310 Holdrege Street P.O. The Canadian Toad has grey spots on the belly and the cranial crests is a fused bump between the eyes. They often congregate in large numbers where their calls can be deafening.