What is a Bufo Toad?

I have a special interest in reptiles and amphibians and love to share that with others who hold similar interests. I hold a Bachelors of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife, and a certificate in Master Herpetology and have learned about frog and toad species during my studies for school. Currently, I work as a zookeeper …

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History of Amphibians: Everything to Know

Amphibians are ancient. Most people don’t realize that not only have amphibians existed since before the dinosaurs, they’re actually the ancestors of all reptiles, including many dinosaurs. There are also many more incredible amphibians alive today than most people have ever heard of! The first ancient amphibians evolved from lobe-finned fish around 370 million years …

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101 Amazing Frog Statistics

After writing over 300 frog-related articles on this blog, I can tell you that I have come across some very cool frog statistics from a wide variety of scientific studies. In this post, I have compiled some of the top frog statistics from peer-reviewed frog research, as well as frog leg trade data, frog species-specific …

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Is a Toad a Frog?

I love discussing different types of frogs and how they have very different characteristics, traits, and habits. Although aquatic frogs, toads, and arboreal frogs are different in many ways, they are all frogs.  But there seems to be this big debate online as to finally deciding, once and for all, if toads are frogs and …

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Are Frogs Reptiles?

Frogs flaunt a range of traits and behaviors, many of which are similar to reptiles. These similarities have led many animal lovers to wonder if frogs are classified as reptiles or if they belong to another animal group.  Frogs are not reptiles but are amphibians that have a gill-breathing larval stage (water) and lung-breathing adult …

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Frogs vs Salamanders: Similarities & Differences

Amphibians are incredibly diverse, including different types of animals with various physical and behavioural traits. While frogs and salamanders have many similarities, they also have numerous differences that make each animal type unique. Frogs and salamanders have similar skin profiles, diets, thermoregulation, and amphibian lifestyles, but, they differ in body shape, physical features, abilities, and …

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Are Frogs And Toads Different?

When I was a kid I loved toads, but I always got frog-related gifts on my birthday. Everybody knows what a frog is, but few people know why toads are any different. Too often, the words frog and toad are used interchangeably, yet they are not the same species. All toads are frogs, yet frogs …

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What Kingdom Do Frogs Belong To?

With so many unique traits and abilities, frogs are undeniably fascinating creatures. But, there has been plenty of confusion concerning their scientific classification (taxonomy), leaving enthusiasts and animal lovers to wonder which groups frogs fall under. Frogs fall within the Animalia kingdom, the Chordata phylum, the Vertebrata subphylum, the Amphibia class, and the order of …

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Scientific Names of USA Frogs

Frogs can be found in various habitats worldwide, but plenty of unique and fascinating species call the United States their home. Many amphibian enthusiasts have traveled to numerous regions in the United States to get a closer look at some of the most alluring and stunning frog species.  Approximately 300 frog species live in various …

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Why Are Frogs Amphibians?

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Frogs are incredibly fascinating creatures with plenty of unique skills, abilities, and physical characteristics. It’s well-known that they have been classified as amphibians, but many people wonder why they belong to the amphibian class rather than the reptile class.  Amphibian means “double life” or “two lives” and the Tetrapoda of frogs is Amphibia because frogs …

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