Yosemite toad (Anaxyrus canorus) is found in wet meadows and forests, at elevations of 4,800 to 12,000 ft. Indigenous to California, they are found in a 150 mile span of the Sierra Nevada Mountains (see Home Range and Critical Habitat below). Their activity period tends to be short, anytime from about April-July (depending on snow melt) to late September or early October. The majority of their life is spent in the upland habitats proximate to their breeding meadows. They use rodent burrows for overwintering as well as spaces under surface objects, including logs and rocks, for temporary refuge.
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- A Standardized Protocol for Surveying Aquatic Amphibians Gary M. Fellers and Kathleen L. Freel – 1995
Home Range and Critical Habitat
Map Data Source: California Wildlife Habitat Relationship (CWHR), USFWS Critical Habitat Data Portal
Photo credits: header (cropped) – Dawn Becker (CDFW) on Flickr, featured image – Rob Grasso (National Park Service) on Flickr