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dc.contributor.authorErvin, Edward L.
dc.contributor.authorBeaman, Kent R.
dc.contributor.authorFisher, Robert N.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-03T11:40:12Z
dc.date.available2020-09-03T11:40:12Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholar.oxy.edu/handle/20.500.12711/11546
dc.description.abstractThe recovery strategy for an endangered species requires accurate knowledge of its distribution and geographic range. Although the best available information is used when developing a recovery plan, uncertainty often remains in regard to a species actual geographic extent. The arroyo toad (Anaxyrus californicus) occurs almost exclusively in coastal drainages, from Monterey County, California, south into northwestern Baja California, Mexico. Through field reconnaissance and the study of preserved museum specimens we determined that the four reported populations of the arroyo toad from the Sonoran Desert region of Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial counties, California are in error. Two additional sites in the Sonoran Desert are discussed regarding the possibility that the arroyo toad occurs there. We recommend the continued scrutiny of arroyo toad records to maintain a high level of accuracy of its distribution and geographic extent.
dc.subjectarroyo toad
dc.subjectAnaxyrus californicus
dc.subjectendangered species
dc.subjectgeographic range
dc.subjectmuseum specimens
dc.subjectrecord validation
dc.titleCorrection of Locality Records for the Endangered Arroyo Toad (Anaxyrus californicus) from the Desert Region of Southern California
dc.title.alternativeCorrection of Locality Records for the Arroyo Toad
dc.typearticle
dc.abstract.formatonep
dc.source.beginpage197
dc.source.issuescas/vol112/iss3
dc.source.issue3
dc.identifier.legacyhttps://scholar.oxy.edu/scas/vol112/iss3/4
dc.source.endpage205
dc.source.peer_reviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.source.volume112
dc.source.journaltitleScas: Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences


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