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Creature Features: Kiss a Frog, Kiss a Toad?


Did you know that toads are technically frogs? Both frogs and toads are amphibians and belong to the same order, Anura, which means "without a tail." However, toads and frogs belong to different families. The term toad tends to refer to the "true toads".... which are members of the family Bufonidae, containing more than 300 species, whereas the term "true frogs" describes members of the Ranidae family with over 400 species. A tad tricky, huh? Basically, that just means there are actually differences between the true frogs and the true toads.

I bet you know more about true toads and true frogs than you think – test your knowledge with this quiz.

Creature Features: Kiss a Frog, Kiss a Toad?

Frogs have long, powerful jumping legs.

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TheBorgiasDevil TheBorgiasDevil 7 years
Uwaaa, I love Frog and Toad!!!!!!!!!
La-Cheeks La-Cheeks 7 years
OMG!! That book brings back memories!!! At first thought I can remember one about cookies or something!!! That is so funny to see it here!
chancleta chancleta 8 years
im from florida and we have way way way too many toads and frogs
Zero_Cool Zero_Cool 8 years
question 5 freaks me out... a 13 inch, 7 pound frog? I like little frogs, but if a 7 pound frog jumped at me, I'd prolly swing something at it. ew oh, and I loved those books too!!! I think I still have it!
sashak sashak 8 years
I freaking loved those books!!
mbrown81 mbrown81 8 years
5/6 cool. I loved those books as a kid.
Tisane Tisane 8 years
6/6! Hurray, I'm a frog maniac! ;)
BlairBear BlairBear 8 years
4/6 not bad, I also enjoyed these books as a kid, makes me want to go and buy them for my kids, I totally forgot about them, thanks PetSugar ;)
mollybaby mollybaby 8 years
omg those books! i remember those babies haaha
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I'm not surprised I didn't do better, haha.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
Bummer, I did so well in the beginning, then bombed at the end. Guess I'm not in "the know" with frogs and toads.
Pets Pets 8 years
These storybooks were popular when I was a kid as well!
esk4 esk4 8 years
this was in our first grade reader <3
emalove emalove 8 years
Frog and Toad was one of my favorite book series as a little girl! They were so cute! However, I really don't like real frogs or toads...they are creepy to me.
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