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A Kelaart's Dwarf Toad (Adenomus kelaartii) standing proud These guys have rather long legs for toads. Adenomus kelaartii,Geotagged,Sri Lanka,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

A Kelaart's Dwarf Toad (Adenomus kelaartii) standing proud

These guys have rather long legs for toads.

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  1. Long legs, indeed! It's also interesting that it's back feet are webbed! I always thought that only frogs had webbed back feet. Posted 8 months ago
    1. I don't know if there are any universal distinction between "frogs" and "toads" these days. One family of legged amphibians (Anurans) is called Bufonidae, or "True Toads". But there are several other families of Anurans that at least some people call toads, and there are species of frogs in other families that some people call toads, and there are species in Bufonidae that some people call frogs. I think what makes the most sense is to think of all Anurans as frogs, and to think of "toad" as a word used sometimes for some groups of frogs. Posted 8 months ago
      1. Interesting and great points, thanks :) Posted 8 months ago

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''Adenomus kelaartii'' is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to Sri Lanka, where it is found in the south-west of the island at elevations between 30 and 1,230 m. The specific name ''kelaartii'' honours Edward Frederick Kelaart, a Ceylonese-born physician and zoologist.

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Uploaded Sep 20, 2019. Captured Aug 15, 2019 21:43 in Kalawana, Sri Lanka.
  • PENTAX K-3 II
  • f/16.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm