• America's First

    Devils Tower

    National Monument Wyoming

Amphibians

AMPHIBIANS - (Amphibia) of Devils Tower

LEGEND:
C = Common
F = Fairly Common
U = Uncommon
R = Rare
* = Often Seen by Most Visitors
? = Status Unknown
X = Formerly Occurred Here
N = Not Native to the Area

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MOLE SALAMANDERS - (AMBYSTOMATIDAE):

  • Tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum melanostictum) R

TOADS - (BUFONIDAE):

  • Great plains toad (Bufo cognatus) U
  • Western woodhouse toad (Bufo woodhousei woodhousei) U

TRUE FROGS - (RANIDAE):

  • Northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens) C

Did You Know?

Devils Tower at sunset

It is believed that the Tower got its name when Colonel Dodge's translator misinterpreted the name to mean Bad God's Tower, later shortened to Devils Tower. Some Indians call it Mato Tipila, meaning Bear Lodge. Other American Indian names include Bear’s Tipi, Home of the Bear, and Tree Rock.