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Bufo parietalis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Anura
Genus  Bufo
Higher classification  Toads
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Bufonidae
Scientific name  Bufo parietalis
Rank  Species
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Similar  Frog, Toads, Amphibians, Bufo beddomii, Xanthophryne koynayensis

The Indian toad or ridged toad (Bufo parietalis) is a species of toad found in the Western Ghats of India.

Description

Head with very prominent ridges, namely a canthal, a slight preorbital, a supraorbital, a postorbital, a parietal, and an orbitotympanic; parietal ridges obliquely directed inwards; snout short, blunt; interorbital space broader than the upper eyelid; tympanum distinct, two thirds the diameter of the eye. First finger extending beyond second; toes half webbed, with single subarticular tubercles; two moderate metatarsal tubercles; no tarsal fold. The tarsometatarsal articulation reaches between the eye and the tip of the snout. Upper surfaces covered with irregular warts; parotoids moderately elongate, elliptical, very prominent. Uniform brown above; beneath marbled with brown. Male with a subgular vocal sac.

References

Bufo parietalis Wikipedia


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