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Smooth-sided toad

By MSA 2005 Map showing tropical rainforests habitats in northern South America


Class Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus and species: Bufo guttatus
All toads are frogs. But unlike other frogs, toads—even the smooth-sided toad—have dry, bumpy skin with wart-like glands behind the eyes. Toads also have shorter legs than other frogs and walk or hop rather than leap.

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