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A family of toads with dermal glands that secrete several kinds of pharmacologically active substances that possess a cardiac action similar to that of digitalis.
[L. bufo, toad]
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AMPHIBIA--ANURA Alto Pasto inundado Familia Aromobatidae Allobates crombiei (Morales, 2002) X Allobates femoralis (Boulenger, 1884) X Familia Bufonidae Rhinella margaritifera group Rhinella castaneotica (Caldwell, 1991) X Rhinella marina (Linnaeus, 1758) X X Familia Cycloramphidae X Proceratophrys concavitympanum Giaretta, Bernarde et Kokubum, 2000 X Familia Dendrobatidae Adelphobates galactonotus (Steindachner, 1864)) X Familia Hylidae Dendropsophus melanargyreus (Cope, 1887) X Dendropsophus leucophyllatus (Beireis, 1783) X Dendropsophus sp.
Families and species Environments A1 A2 Stream Temporary ponds BUFONIDAE Rhinella schneideri Werner, 1894 X X HYLIDAE Dendropsophus minutus (Peters, 1872) X Dendropsophus nanus (Boulenger, 1889) X X Hypsiboas albopunctatus (Spix, 1824) X Hypsiboas raniceps Cope, 1862 X Pseudis sp.
In the adjacent states of Arkansas and Texas, this ciliate has been reported from various frogs and toads of the families Bufonidae, Hylidae and Ranidae (McAllister 1987; 1991; McAllister et al.