Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:61
Specimens with Barcodes:60
Species With Barcodes:3
Its body is very round in shape with a short neck. Its pupils are horizontal slits. It has long arms and short, stubby legs. Its fingers lack webbing and its toes may have slight to no webbing. The skin is slightly warty and very glandular. Because of its similarity to some species of toads it is often incorrectly referred to as a toad. It excretes poisonous sticky fluid from its skin when handled. It lays eggs in chains similar to some toad species.
There are four species in this genus:
|Common name||Binomial name|
|Crucifix toad||Notaden bennettii (Günther, 1873)|
|Northern spadefoot toad||Notaden melanoscaphus (Hosmer, 1962)|
|Desert spadefoot toad||Notaden nichollsi (Parker, 1940)|
|Weigel's toad||Notaden weigeli (Shea and Johnston, 1988)|
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