• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota



Common Name Scientific Name Remarks
Blotched Tiger Salamander Ambystoma tigrinum Common, large, black with light yellow areas
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Toads & Frogs

Common Name Scientific Name Remarks
Plains Spadefoot Toad Spea bombifrons Prefers open grasslands, avoids wooded areas
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Woodhouse's Toad Anaxyrus woodhousii

Common, large toad, yellowish brown or gray
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Great Plains Toad Anaxyrus cognatus Common, large dark blotches containing many warts
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Upland Chorus Frog
Western Chorus Frog

Psuedacris triseriata

Abundant, small with three dark stripes down back
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Northern Leopard Frog Lithobates pipiens

Not found, but suitable habitat and range
Green with two or three rows of dark spots
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Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.