The Chihuahuan Green Toad (CGT) is a small arid-adapted toad native to extreme western Kansas. Since its listing as a Kansas Threatened Species in 1987, there has been a lack of focused research on the extent and health of the population within its Kansas range. The objective of my research has been to locate and track CGT in western Kansas in an effort to create a comprehensive life history account within the state. ARDs and manual surveys were conducted from the end of May 2022 to the end of July 2022. Due to severe drought in Logan and Wallace counties during the summer research season, few CGT were observed with little insight gained into their behaviors and movement. Preliminary analysis of observation records from my research season may elucidate behavioral trends for similar arid-adapted anurans. This presentation will cover the methods, materials, preliminary results, and implications from my research.
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"Preliminary Movement and Distribution Model for Chihuahuan Green Toads, Anaxyrus debilis, in Western Kansas,"
SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days: Vol. 2023, Article 105.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/sacad/vol2023/iss2023/105