- 3 or more warts within each dark spot
on its back.
- parotoid gland touches the cranial crests
behind the eyes.
- color is usually gray or greenish gray
without reddish or rusty colors.
- Toads are oftentimes encountered on roads,
even on dry nights. Fowler's toads can be identified on the road (by
professional toadwatchers) while driving at speeds in excess of 60 mph.
This species makes a series of quick, short hops to get off the road,
while the American toad only makes a few larger hops.
The Fowler's Toad prefers to live in open woodlands, sand prairies, meadows,
and beaches. They like to burrow into the ground during hot, dry periods
and in the wintertime. However, this toad is widely distributed and is
common on rock outcrops in the Atlanta area such as Arabia Mountain or
Common in the Eastern United States
a recording of this species
USGS Checklist of Amphibian Species and Identification
Animal Diversity Web