Frog of the Week

Mexican Burrowing Toad (Rhinophrynus dorsalis)

Common Name: Mexican Burrowing Toad
Scientific Name: Rhinophrynus dorsalis
Family: Rhinophrynidae
Country Location: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and the United States
United States Locations: Texas
Size: 3.1 inches or 8 cm

The Mexico Burrowing Toad is the only species in the family Rhinophyrnidae. It is found throughout Central America and up to the tip of Texas. As their name says, they are burrowing toads that live underground during the dry season.


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