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In scientific taxonomy, toads are found in the families Bufonidae, Bombinatoridae, Calyptocephalellidae, Discoglossidae, Myobatrachidae, Pelobatidae, Rhinophrynidae, Scaphiopodidae and Microhylidae. Usually the largest of the bumps on the skin of a toad are those that cover the parotoid glands. The bumps are commonly called warts, but they have nothing to do with pathologic warts, being fixed in size, present on healthy specimens and not caused by infection.What is the name of the toad family?
A true toad is any member of the family Bufonidae, in the order Anura (frogs and toads). This is the only family of anurans in which all members are known as toads, although some may be called frogs (such as harlequin frogs ). The bufonids now comprise more than 35 genera, Bufo being the best known.Do toads have families?
Frog and toads both belong to the Anura order, but are found in different families. "True toads" make up the Bufonidae family, which includes 580 species. Frogs and toads do have specific traits that define them, however, according to the Maryland Zoo.What are the characteristics of a toad?
A toad is any anuran amphibian, which are especially characterized by the dry and leathery skin, short legs, and uniquely elevated and elongated parotid glands. In addition, their short legs are attached to the stumpy body.