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European fire-bellied toad (Bombina bombina), a member of the family Bombinatoridae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Clade: Salientia
Order: Anura
Merrem, 1820

List of Anuran families

Toad is a common name for certain frogs, especially of the family Bufonidae, that are characterized by dry, leathery skin, short legs, and large bumps covering the parotoid glands.[1][2]

A distinction between frogs and toads is not made in scientific taxonomy, but is common in popular culture (folk taxonomy), in which toads are associated with drier, rougher skin and more terrestrial habitats.[3]

  1. ^ "toad". The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  2. ^ "toad | amphibian". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  3. ^ "Toad"., LLC. Retrieved 29 May 2012.

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