Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Reptiles and Amphibians of North Dakota
Great Plains Toad (Bufo cognatus)
Great Plains toads are the only North Dakota toads with large, dark, symmetrical
blotches on their backs. Some toads may or may not have a light stripe down
the middle of the back.
These toads inhabit the grasslands of North Dakota. They are accomplished
burrowers in loose soil and are found at night along roadsides or irrigation
ditches where insects are plentiful.
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