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2/2. SWIPE Left. This toad is small, please note the pics a) with a cigarette butt as size reference (b) a pic with the toad resting between small pebbles/stones.
Toad is a common name for certain frogs, especially of the family Bufonidae, that are characterized by dry, leathery skin, short legs, and large bumps covering the parotoid glands.
A distinction between frogs and toads is not made in scientific taxonomy, but is common in popular culture (folk taxonomy), in which toads are associated with drier skin and more terrestrial habitats.
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1/2. He’s been traversing through the sand. The Canadian Toad overlaps with the American Toad in central Manitoba, the Great Plains Toad on the extreme southern prairie provinces and the Western Toad in Alberta. It can be distinguished from these species based on the presence and shape of the cranial crests and parotid glands. The American Toad has elongate parotid glands which do not touch the cranial crest.
Most frogs have long legs and smooth skins covered inmucus. Toads generally have shorter legs and rougher, thicker skins.
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3/3. SWIPE Left. Loss of wetland habitat threatens dragonfly populations around the world. Dragonflies are represented in human culture on artifacts such as pottery, rock paintings, and Art Nouveau jewellery. They are used in traditional medicine in Japan and China, and caught for food in Indonesia. They are symbols of courage, strength, and happiness in Japan, but seen as sinister in European folklore. Their bright colours and agile flight are admired in the poetry of Alfred, Lord Tennyson and the prose of H. E. Bates.

Dragonflies and their relatives are an ancient group. The oldest fossils are of the Protodonata from the 325 Mya Upper Carboniferous of Europe, a group that included the largest insect that ever lived, Meganeuropsis permiana from the early Permian, with a wingspan around 750 mm (30 in);[2] their fossil record ends with the Permian–Triassic extinction event (about 247 Mya). The Protanisoptera, another ancestral group which lacks certain wing vein characters found in modern Odonata, lived from the Early to Late Permian age until the end Permian event, and are known from fossil wings from current day United States, Russia, and Australia, suggesting they might have been cosmopolitan in distribution. >€>€>>
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