Boreal Chorus Frog

A tan frog with black spots on a glistening moss
Boreal chorus frogs are widely distributed in Yellowstone.

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Two dark green glistening salamanders with light green bellies side by side on gravel
Western Tiger Salamander

Western tiger salamanders are common and abundant in some areas of Yellowstone.

A frog on a small log with white belly and dark green back reflected in water
Columbia Spotted Frog

To survive the winter, Columbia spotted frogs go into water that does not freeze.

A bumpy, black spotted rests on top of another toad
Western Toad

Western toads were once common throughout Yellowstone.

A green and brown bumpy toad in held in the hollow of two gloved hands
Plains Spadefoot Toad

In 2015, a breeding population of plains spadefoot toads was confirmed in Yellowstone.

A frog with stretched chin in water

Amphibians are valuable indicators of stressors such as disease or climate change.

Last updated: September 11, 2019

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