Bufonidae – True toads
Only family of anurans in which all members are known as toads: rough skinned, squat-bodied & short-legged
Although some bufonids have powerful skin poisons that can kill predators if consumed, touching a toad will not give you warts or make you into a prince.
Although some toads live partially in streams, and a few are arboreal, the majority of toads are terrestrial. True toads are found on every continent except Australia and Antarctica and live in various habitats. They are characterized by their dry, bumpy skin, short legs, and habit of hopping rather than leaping.
Toads are found in many habitats, including forests, grasslands, and wetlands. Many species in this family are small, with a total length of less than 10 cm (2 in), but some can grow up to 20 cm (8 in). They are carnivorous, feeding on anything they can swallow!
Genera in this family
Native to Central and South America; this genus also contains the infamous, widely introduced cane toad
Once classified in genus Bufo; like their name suggests, most have green-spotted pattern
A diverse genus of toads characterized by their dry, warty skin