Anaxyrus nevadensis (Gordon, Simandle, Sandmeier, and Tracy, 2020)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Anaxyrus > Species: Anaxyrus nevadensis

Bufo (Anaxyrus) nevadensis Gordon, Simandle, Sandmeier, and Tracy, 2020, Copeia, 108: 173. Holotype: CAS 259272, by original designation. Type locality: "United States, Nevada, Nye County, Railroad Valley, Locke’s Preserve, 38°33′9.1″N, 115°46′12.8″W". Zoobank publication registration: D190CC73-BE8F-4863-A2D5-B32A24048CA2

Anaxyrus nevadensis — Here (28 March 2020). Note from DRF. It is unclear to me what the authors are attempting to do with the original formulation of the name inasmuch to get this species into Bufo requires enormous taxonomic realignments in the New and Old Worlds. See comment under Bufonidae. 

English Names

Railroad Valley Toad (original publication). 


Known only to occur near and within the spring-fed wetland areas of Lockes Ranch (1460 m elevation), a protected wildlife management area located in Railroad Valley, an east-central desert basin between the Pancake Range and Grand Range of Nye County, Nevada

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: United States of America, United States of America - Nevada

Endemic: United States of America, United States of America - Nevada


In the Anaxyrus boreas complex and formerly confused with that species according to the original publication. 

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