• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Amphibians

Salamanders

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
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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?

Porcupine in tree

Porcupine babies are called porcupettes. When they are born they have 15,000 quills. Porcupettes are born in the spring and, lucky for mom, the quills are soft. They can climb trees within an hour of birth. More...