Species Profile
Environmental Conservation Online System

Wyoming Toad (Anaxyrus baxteri)

Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

At its full size, the Wyoming toad is only two inches long. This toad looks lumpy - its body is covered with warts and its head has a humped ridge. The skin is various shades of brown - perfect for blending in and escaping would-be predators.

Map of Species occurrence

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This species is listed wherever it is found, but
    • States/US Territories in which the Wyoming Toad, Entire is known to or is believed to occur:  Wyoming
    • US Counties in which the Wyoming Toad, Entire is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
    • USFWS Refuges in which the Wyoming Toad, Entire is known to occur:  HUTTON LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, MORTENSON LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
01/17/1984 Mountain-Prairie Region (Region 6) Entire

» Federal Register Documents

Most Recent Federal Register Documents (Showing 5 of 5)
Date Citation Page Title
02/10/2014 79 FR 7693 7694 Draft Revised Recovery Plan for Wyoming Toad; Notice of document availability for review and comment.
10/06/2008 73 FR 58261 58262 5-Year Reviews of Three Wildlife Species and Eight Plant Species in the Mountain-Prairie Region
01/17/1984 49 FR 1992 1994 Determination that Bufo Hemiophrys baxteri (Wyoming Toad) is End. Species; 49 FR 1992-1994
01/27/1983 48 FR 3794 3796 Proposed Endangered Status for Bufo genuiogrts baxteri (Wyoming Toad);
12/30/1982 47 FR 58454 58460 Review of Vertebrate Wildlife for Listing as End. or Thr. Species

» Action Plans

Action Plans (Showing 1 of 1)
Date Title
09/30/2009 Wyoming toad spotlight species action plan

» Recovery

Recovery Plan Information Search
Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
02/10/2014 Wyoming Toad Bufo hemiophrys baxteri now known as Anaxyrus baxteri Draft Revised Recovery Plan View Implementation Progress Draft Revision 1
Other Recovery Documents (Showing 2 of 2)
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
02/10/2014 79 FR 7693 7694 Draft Revised Recovery Plan for Wyoming Toad; Notice of document availability for review and comment.
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
  • 10/06/2008 73 FR 58261 58262 5-Year Reviews of Three Wildlife Species and Eight Plant Species in the Mountain-Prairie Region
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
  • Five Year Review
    Date Title
    09/13/2012 Wyoming Toad (Anaxyrus baxteri) 5-Year Review

    » Critical Habitat

    No critical habitat rules have been published for the Wyoming Toad, Entire.

    » Conservation Plans

    Safe Harbor Agreements (SHA): (learn more) (Showing 1 of 1)
    SHA Plan Summaries
    Wyoming Toad

    » Petitions

    No petition findings have been published for the Wyoming Toad, Entire.

    » Life History

    No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

    » Other Resources

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    Last updated: October 24, 2014