A Field Guide to the Prairie

Great Plains Toad
Photo: Dr. Barney Oldfield
Great Plains Toad
Bufo cognatus
Size: 7-8 cm (3 in.)
Habitat/Range: It is found in the Great Plains of North America from Montana to Minnesota and south into Mexico.
Eating Habits: It is a very rapid burrower and will dig 100 centimeters or 40 inches down. They eat beetles, ants, moths and flies.
The Great Plains Toad has large, dark spots with light edges on its back. Each spot has a few small warts. Their belly is white or ivory.
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