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Frogs and Toads of Nova Scotia, Canada

Frogs and Toads of Nova Scotia, Canada

Frogs

True Frog Family – Ranidae

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Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)

The Green Frog’s dorsal ridge is incomplete but runs most of the way down its back.

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American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus)

The American Bullfrog is the largest frog in the country. It does not have a dorsal ridge.

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Northern Leopard Frog (Lithobates pipiens)

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Pickeral Frog (Lithobates palustris)

The Northern Leopard Frog has circular spots over its body while theĀ  Pickeral Frog has more square like dots.

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Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus)

The Wood Frog has a dark mask around its face.

Tree Frog Family – Hylidae

Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)

The Spring Peeper is the only tree frog in the province. They have a X shape mark on their back.

Toad

True Toad Family – Bufonidae

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American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

The American Toad is the only toad in the whole province. They have drier, wartier skin than all the frogs.

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