Gastrophryne mazatlanensis Mazatlan Narrow-mouthed Toad
This species was previously considered a subspecies of Gastrophryne olivacea.
near Onavas, Sonora, MexicoAugust 19, 2017
Mazatlan Narrow-mouthed Toad (Gastrophryne mazatlanensis)
While my car mates were photographing a Mexican Leaf Frog that Rob and Nicholas Kreutzer had found earlier, I wandered away, looking for movement in the puddles that lined the road. This weird little frog caught my eye, but I only got this one partly-obscured photo before it dove down into the muck. I tried to dig it out in order to show it to the others, but got nothing but a muck-covered hand for my troubles.
near Álamos, Sonora, MexicoAugust 22, 2017
Mazatlan Narrow-mouthed Toad (Gastrophryne mazatlanensis)
A few days later, Andrew DuBois spotted another of these oddballs while we were (once again) photographing Mexican Leaf Frogs at the side of the road.
Rancho Acosta, Álamos, Sonora, MexicoAugust 24, 2017
Mazatlan Narrow-mouthed Toad (Gastrophryne mazatlanensis)
My third and final narrow-mouthed toad of the trip was under a hunk of crumpled ground cloth in an abandoned greenhouse on the grounds of the Álamos hotel in which we were staying. This time there were no Mexican Leaf Frogs involved.
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