Fire Bellied Toad Family – Bombinatoridae

Species: 10
Genera: 2 – Bombina (8) and Barbourula (2)

Bombinatoridae is found throughout Europe and Asia with the genus Barbourula mainly found in Asia. They have triangle pupils and 8 pre-sacral vertebrae. They are a primitive family of toads.

The genus Bombina contains the fire bellied toads. They are more colorful than the genus Barbourula. They are also diurnal (active during the day) while Barbourula is nocturnal (active during the night).

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  1. Pingback: Oriental Firebellied Toad (Bombina orientalis) | Gone Froggin

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