FROGS

Frog

Amphibians
Description
A frog is any member of a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura. The oldest fossil "proto-frog" appeared in the early Triassic of Madagascar, but molecular clock dating suggests their origins may extend further back to the Permian, 265 million years ago. Wikipedia
Frogs are widely distributed, ranging from the tropics to subarctic regions, but the greatest concentration of species diversity is in tropical rainforests. There are over 6,300 recorded species, accounting for around 88% of extant amphibian species. They are also one of the five most diverse vertebrate orders. Warty frog species tend to be called toads, but the distinction between frogs and toads is informal, not from taxonomy or evolutionary history.

An adult frog has a stout body, protruding eyes, anteriorly-attached tongue, limbs folded underneath, and no tail (except in tailed frogs). Frogs have glandular skin, with secretions ranging from distasteful to toxic. Their skin varies in colour from well-camouflaged dappled brown, grey and green to vivid patterns of bright red or yellow and black to show toxicity and ward off predators. Adult frogs live in fresh water and on dry land; some species are adapted for living underground or in trees.

Lifespan: Common toad: 10 – 12 years
Order: Anura; Duméril, 1806 (as Anoures)
Class: Amphibia
Phylum: Chordata
Kingdom: Animalia
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ORIENTAL FIRE-BELLY TOAD

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The Oriental fire-bellied toad is a small semiaquatic frog species found in Korea, northeastern China,...

RED-EYED TREEFROG

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Agalychnis callidryas, known as the red-eyed treefrog, is an arboreal hylid native to Neotropical...

BLUE POISON DART FROG

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The blue poison dart frog or blue poison arrow frog is a poison dart frog found in the forests...