Number of Genera: 1 – Pelobates
Number of Species: 4 – Pelobates cultripes, Pelobates fuscus, Pelobates syriacus, Pelobates varaldii
Pelobatidae is the European Spadefoot toad family. The family only has 1 living genus Pelobates which has only four species. These spadefoot toads don’t live in just Europe but also Asia and Northern Africa. They have a kertonized spade on their foot that is used for digging.
Images by Franco Andreone and Jean-Laurent Hentz