Tibetan toad

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Tibetan Toad
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Bufo
Species:B. tibetanus
Binomial name
Bufo tibetanus
Zarevsky, 1926

The Tibetan Toad (Bufo tibetanus) is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to China. Its natural habitats are temperate grassland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, swamps, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, and arable land. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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Toad amphibian

Toad is a common name for certain frogs, especially of the family Bufonidae, that are characterized by dry, leathery skin, short legs, and large bumps covering the parotoid glands.

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