Toads in pool strainer...
Posted 20 August 2011 - 08:10 PM
Posted 20 August 2011 - 08:38 PM
The one on the right looks like an american toad, Anaxyrus americanus. Image: http://www.virginiah...mericantoad.jpg
The one on the left could be a gray treefrog, Hyla versicolor. Image: http://www.virginiah...treefrog002.JPG
ID guide: http://www.virginiah...of_virginia.htm
Edited by EricaWieser, 20 August 2011 - 08:51 PM.
Posted 20 August 2011 - 08:54 PM
My Aunt once had a new pool in her once wooded yard. I filled with salamanders. They would get mushy and die.
Thanks for the cool link.
Edited by njJohn, 20 August 2011 - 08:58 PM.
Posted 20 August 2011 - 11:28 PM
Edited by blakemarkwell, 20 August 2011 - 11:30 PM.
Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:15 PM
I was looking for toe pads to see if it's a gray treefrog, but I don't see its feet.
I have seen gray treefrogs in a pool here in western North Carolina, and my sister in-law has them in Atlanta in her outdoor water feature.
Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:29 PM
So, what happened to Bufo ? I missed this name switch.
Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:03 PM
Of course, this isn't universally accepted but Anaxyrus forms a nice monophyletic group and many in the non-accepting category are just contributing to the social inertia that hampers the true (or truer) evolutionary relationship of these groups (just like what is happening with Nothonotus!).
Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:07 PM
Gerald, Blake summed up a bit with the toads (and I am not too opposed to some of the changes) and it changed a few years back. Herp taxonomy as a whole is changing faster than anyone can keep up with and not always for the better due to momentum from a few key people. For a good example just look at the Rat Snakes...
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