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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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A new species of Bufo (Anura: Bufonidae) from Myanmar (Burma), and redescription of the little-known species Bufo stuarti Smith 1929.
(2011) Multiple and heterospecific amplexi between the toads Rhaebo guttatus and Rhinella marina (Anura: Bufonidae).
CROSSLAND, M.R., 2000.--Direct and indirect effects of the introduced toad Bufo marinus (Anura: Bufonidae) on populations of native anuran larvae in Australia.
On the other hand, as the common ancestor to terrestrial Bufonidae and arboreal Hylidae advanced into drier environments, AQP6ub began to be expressed in the ventral skin, mediating water absorption in concert with AQP6vs.
The significance of such a marker (i.e., cardiac control) becomes even more clear considering that HRs occurring at different temperatures are unreliable to distinguish between two Bufonidae species with putatively different thermal sensitivities (i.e., HR does not seem to be linearly or similarly related to ambient temperature) (7).
Some form of visual display has been reported in 12 families of anurans, including Myobatrachidae, Brachycephalidae, Hylidae, Centrolenidae, Leptodactylidae, Cycloramphidae, Dendrobatidae, Bufonidae, Micrixalidae, Phrynobatrachidae, Rhacophoridae, and Ranidae (Hodl and Amezquita, 2001; Vasudevan, 2001; Hartmann et al., 2005; Das et al., 2006; Krishna and Krishna, 2006).
Rhinella poeppigii (Tschudi, 1945) es un anuro que pertenece a la familia Bufonidae cuya AREA de distribucion corresponde a la cuenca del Alto Amazonas del PERU y las AREAs andinas de Bolivia, entre los 350-2000 msnm (Angulo et al., 2004).
Tadpoles of Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Anura: Bufonidae) (0-leg stage) were procured from the same pond and placed in plastic tubs with sufficient amount of water in the laboratory under the same conditions as above.