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Amphibians Around Las Vegas
Wildlife Around Las Vegas

The amphibian species listed here occur around Las Vegas, Nevada. Click the links for species descriptions and additional photos. Amphibians are interesting creatures. When you encounter them in the desert, consider yourself lucky and enjoy your good fortune at a distance. Remember, they lived here first and they have a hard time in the arid desert, so let them be.

Photo Family Species
Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) Ambystomatidae Barred Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma mavortium)
Great Basin Spadefoot (Spea intermontanus) Pelobatidae Great Basin Spadefoot (Spea intermontana)
Western Toad (Bufo boreas) Bufonidae Boreal Toad (Anaxyrus boreas boreas)
Amargosa Toad (Bufo nelsoni) Bufonidae Amargosa Toad (Anaxyrus nelsoni)
Red-spotted Toad (Bufo punctatus) Bufonidae Red-spotted Toad (Anaxyrus punctatus)
Arizona Toad (Bufo microscaphus microscaphus) Bufonidae Arizona Toad (Anaxyrus microscaphus)
Woodhouse's Toad (Bufo woodhousei) Bufonidae Southwestern Woodhouse's Toad (Anaxyrus woodhousii australis)
Bufo cognatus Bufonidae Great Plains Toad (Anaxyrus cognatus)
Pacific Chorus Frog Hylidae

Baja California Treefrog (Pseudacris hypochondriaca)

Split from Pacific Treefrog (Pseudacris regilla)

Canyon Treefrog (Hyla arenicolor) Hylidae Canyon Treefrog (Hyla arenicolor)
Northern Leopard Frog Ranidae Northern Leopard Frog (Lithobates pipiens)
Relect Leopard Frog (Lithobates onca) Ranidae Relect Leopard Frog (Lithobates onca)
Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis) Ranidae Lowland Leopard Frog (Lithobates yavapaiensis)
Rana catesbeiana Ranidae American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus)

Species not found around Las Vegas

Northern Pacific Treefrog (Pseudacris regilla) Hylidae Northern Pacific Treefrog (Pseudacris regilla)
Rio Grande Leopard Frog (Rana berlandieri) Ranidae Rio Grande Leopard Frog (Lithobates berlandieri)
Rana muscosa Ranidae

Southern Mountain Yellow-legged Frog (Rana muscosa)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
© 2014 Jim Boone; Last updated 131004

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