Rococo toad

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Rococo Toad
Bufo schneideri.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Bufo
Species: R. schneideri
Binomial name
Rhinella schneideri
Werner, 1894
Synonyms

Chaunus schneideri
Bufo paracnemis
Bufo schneideri

The Rococo Toad (Rhinella schneideri, synonyms Chaunus schneideri, Bufo paracnemis, Bufo schneideri), sometimes referred to as Schneider's Toad, is a large toad native to the South America countries of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. It is frequently mistaken for the Cane Toad, and gets nearly as large. The easiest way to distinguish the two species, is that R. schneideri has poison glands on its back legs, as well as on either side of its head, as other toads.

It is kept as a pet.

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