Incilius, Cope, 1863

Jones, Dillon, Foshee, Bethany & Fitzgerald, Lee, 2021, A herpetological survey of Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, Check List 17 (1), pp. 27-38 : 31

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/17.1.27

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/EC0B997B-FFB0-FFB8-FF3A-132611D3F9EB

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Incilius
status

 

Incilius (= Bufo ) nebulifer (Girard, 1854)

Examined material. UNITED STATES • 6 via sur- vey, 9 via iNaturalist; Texas, Harris County, Houston ; 29.7714°N, 095. 5697°W; first encounter on 17 Feb. 2018; capture via transect survey GoogleMaps .

Identification. This species is marked by triangular parotoids, and a deep valley between prominently developed cranial crests. A light mid-dorsal stripe is typically present with prominent dark lateral stripes helping to further identify this species from the Anaxyrus genus. Other species of Incilius are not known to occur in Texas ( Powell et al. 2016). A number of authors retain the genus Bufo for this species ( Pauly et al. 2009).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Bufonidae