Frogs and Toads of Scotland
Scotland is only home to one frog species and two toad species.
Ranidae – True Frog family
Common Name: European Brown Frog
Scientific Name: Rana temporaria
The European Common Brown Frog is the most common frog in Europe. It has smoother skin compared to the toads.
Bufonidae – True Toad family
Common Name: Nattarjack Toad
Scientific Name: Epidalea calamita
Location: Dumfriesshire coast
The Nattarjack Toad has a bright yellow stripe down its back that the Common Toad lacks.
Common Name: Common Toad
Scientific Name: Bufo bufo
The Common Toad is more common than the Nattarjack Toad as well as larger.