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Related to Bufo: Bufo marinus, Bufo americanus

Bufo

a genus of toads of the family Bufonidae; these amphibians carry toxins in parotid glands in their skin. Dogs or cats which mouth them are poisoned. There are a number of toxins including the cardiotoxic bufogenins, bufotoxin, bufotenins, catecholamines and serotonin. The toxicity of each species depends on the mix and concentration of toxins. Species include B. alvarius, B. canorus, B. exsul, B. ictericus, B. koynayensis, B. marinus, B. regularis, B. vulgaris.

Bufo marinus
the giant tropical toad. Introduced into many areas such as Australia and Hawaii to control insect pests. Absorption of the toxins through the oral mucosa of dogs, and less often cats, results in varying degrees of salivation, pulmonary edema, cardiac arrhythmias, cyanosis and seizures which may culminate in death of the animal.
Bufo regularis
African toad.
Bufo vulgaris
causes excess salivation and distress if caught by a dog. Called also common toad.
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The statistics of internal organ size (g) and the results of one-way ANCOVA between sexes in Bufo gargarizans gargarizans.
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La necesidad de satisfaccion en conjunto, asi como las obscenidades y transgresiones en el lenguaje y la fisionomia dan paso a los actos al reves, los cuales se ven reflejados en los contrarrituales--como la coronacion del rey bufo, el banquete, los bailes publicos e inclusive algunas representaciones teatrales improvisadas--, pues suponen una misma cosa: la perdida de la identidad en favor del goce colectivo.
COSEWIC status report on the Western Toad, Bufo boreas, in Canada.
Rodriguez (2003): Advertisement calls of Cuban toads of the genus Bufo (Anura: Bufonidae).
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