Their diet consists of beetles, insects, ants, bees, and other arthropods.

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Their diet consists of
beetles, insects, ants,
bees, and other
arthropods.
Adults
Toadlets
Taxonomy
Family-Bufonidae-True Toads
Genus-Bufo-True Toads
Species-Punctatus-Red-spotted
Toad
Origin
Not with certainty but South
America is believed to be the
continent of origin for this group.
Bufo is knows as far back as the
Oligocene of North America,
Europe, Western Asia, and North
Africa.
Duellman, W.E. (2003). Grzimeks
animal life encyclopedia. volume 6.
Gate Co..
Fagan, D. (2010). Red spotted toads. Retrieved from
http://www.desertusa.com/mag06/may/redspot.html
They are nocturnal, but may come out
in the day to breed.
Mating
-nearly adults, have all
limbs but still have tail
like
-In water
Tadpoles
Eggs
-develop
limbs,
lungs,
reabsorb
tails and
gill.
-leave
individually,
temperature
determines
hatching
Tadpoles
-feed on
algae
Evolutionary novelties say Bufonidal have the presence of
Bidders Organ: unique pattern of insertion of retraction muscle
of the tongue.(hyoglossus) Loss of the posterior constriction
muscle of the larynx absence of teeth.
Bufonids are basically hoppers and walkers never leapers.
Movement is from side to side instead of leaping as found in
“rana”.
Fun Facts:
The red spotted toads mating call is a
steady pitch. They lay numerous
amounts of eggs single file in strings
of jelly. Lay their eggs in temporary
ponds because that is all there is
mainly in the desert. Eggs develop
quickly , and as they emerge they
turn into tadpoles, but not all
survive. The few that do go into
metamorphosis then turn into very
tiny toadlets.
Bufo punctatus- red-spotted toad.
(2000). Retrieved from
http://www.californiaherps.com/fr
ogs/pages/b.puntatus.html
Associated with
rocky desert streams
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