Frog or Toad

Answer to Frog or Toad 2/6/18

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The answer to this week’s frog or toad is…. complicated but let’s go with toad. It is called the Short-limbed Frog, or Sikkim Spade Foot Frog (Scutiger sikimmensis) from the family Megophryidae. It is found in the Himalayas.

The species used to be part of the True Toad family – Bufonidae but it was moved to Megophryidae which isn’t really a toad family. It has features of a toad, bumpy, wart skin and apparently a paratoid gland?

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