Imperiled Amphibians of the West Poster

ImperiledAmphsIn 2003, the Pacific Rivers Council collaborated with renown herpetologist Dr. Robert C. Stebbins to prepare a poster illustrating the threatened and endangered frogs and salamanders of the Pacific West Coast. The result was this handsome wall-candy, Imperiled Amphibians of the West, a 23″ x 36″ full-color poster featuring Stebbins’ signature illustrations set against range maps for each species.

Among the species featured are California’s very own California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense), desert slender salamander (Batrachoseps major aridus), Santa Cruz long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum), Sacramento mountain salamander (Aneides hardii), California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii), mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa), Yosemite toad (Bufo canorus), western boreal toad (Bufo boreas boreas), Arroyo toad (Bufo califonicus), and western spadefoot toad (Spea hammondii).

According to PRC’s website, you can order the posters for $3.50 S&H by contacting or (503) 228-3555 or – better yet, by following this link for a hi-res .pdf file.

UPDATE: Thanks to Kalei at PRC for the kind offer! PRC is waiving the S&H for (bio)accumulation readers; just email and tell them (bio)accumulation send you for your FREE wall-candy (see comments below for details).


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  1. #1 by Kalei on March 19, 2013 - 10:42 am

    Thank you for mentioning this beautiful poster to your readers. Bob Stebbins was an amazing guy and PRC is so grateful to him and the good work he did on it. To show our appreciation to Bob and Matthew Bettlheim, the Pacific Rivers Council will send your readers a FREE Amphibians of the West poster. Just email and include your name and address. Only US shipping will be free.

  2. #2 by Matthew Bettelheim on March 19, 2013 - 12:19 pm

    Thanks Kalei! What a nice gesture…

  3. #3 by Don Stephens, life-long student of 'Clemmys' on March 19, 2013 - 3:15 pm


    What happened to the “Black Toad” from around Bishop, CA? It used to be considered endangered and “protected”, so would seem to belong on this poster….was it declared no-longer-endangered”, get forgotten, or is it now declared “extirpated”? Just wondering…. : )

    – Don Stephens

  4. #4 by Matthew Bettelheim on March 19, 2013 - 6:54 pm

    Looks like the black toad (Bufo exsul) didn’t make the cut… still a state-Threatened species, though.

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