Amphibians in Colorado

Colorado is a landlocked state in the western United States. The climate is semi-arid, with low humidity and wide temperature variations between summer and winter. Colorado has a diverse range of amphibians, including the American toad, the Great Plains toad, the wood frog, and the tiger salamander.

Frogs & Toads (Anura) in Colorado

Woodhouse's Toad

Scientific Name: Anaxyrus woodhousii

Western Toad

Scientific Name: Anaxyrus boreas

Other Name(s): Boreal toad, California toad

Western Narrow-mouthed Toad

Scientific Name: Gastrophryne olivacea

Red-spotted Toad

Scientific Name: Anaxyrus punctatus

Other Name(s): Baird's Spotted Toad

Plains Spadefoot

Scientific Name: Spea bombifrons

Plains Leopard Frog

Scientific Name: Lithobates blairi

Northern Leopard Frog

Scientific Name: Lithobates pipiens

Northern Cricket Frog

Scientific Name: Acris crepitans

Mexican Spadefoot

Scientific Name: Spea multiplicata

Green Toad

Scientific Name: Anaxyrus debilis

Other Name(s): North American Green Toad

Great Plains Toad

Scientific Name: Anaxyrus cognatus

Great Basin Spadefoot

Scientific Name: Spea intermontana

Couch's Spadefoot

Scientific Name: Scaphiopus couchii

Boreal Chorus Frog

Scientific Name: Pseudacris maculata

American Bullfrog

Scientific Name: Lithobates catesbeianus

Salamanders (Caudata) in Colorado

Barred Tiger Salamander

Scientific Name: Ambystoma mavortium

Other Name(s): Western Tiger Salamander