Anaxyrus

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Anura
Subordo: Neobatrachia
Familia: Bufonidae
Genus: Anaxyrus
Species: A. americanus - A. baxteri - A. boreas - A. californicus - A. canorus - A. cognatus - A. compactilis - A. debilis - A. exsul - A. fowleri - A. hemiophrys - A. houstonensis - A. kelloggi - A. mexicanus - A. microscaphus - A. nelsoni - A. punctatus - A. quercicus - A. retiformis - A. speciosus - A. terrestris - A. woodhousii

Name

Anaxyrus Tschudi, 1845

Type species: Anaxyrus melancholicus Tschudi, 1845

Note

The recognition of Anaxyrus as a genus distinct from Bufo is highly controversial, and has not been accepted by many herpetologists working with this group. For a complete phylogeny of the species in this group and their relationships as a subgroup within Bufo, see Pauly et al. (2004).

Synonyms

* Incilius Cope, 1863
* Dromoplectrus Camerano, 1879
* Bufo (Anaxyrus) (subgenus)

References

* Tschudi, 1845, Arch. Naturgesch., 11: 170.
* Pauly, G. B., D. M. Hillis, and D. C, Cannatella. (2004) The history of a Nearctic colonization: Molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of the Nearctic toads (Bufo). Evolution 58: 2517–2535.

Vernacular names
Internationalization
English: True Toads

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