Frog or Toad?

Many individuals wonder what the difference is between a frog and a toad. Toads are actually just a certain type of frog. The term toad generally applies to frogs that are generally more terrestrial, have shorter legs, drier skin, and a bumpy appearance. The bumps are called parotoid glands. They are not warts, and therefore toads cannot give people warts. In scientific taxonomy, toads are found in many frog families. These include Bombinatoridae, Calyptocephalellidae, Discoglossidae, Myobatrachidae, Pelobatidae, Rhinophrynidae, Scaphiopodidae and Microhylidae. However, the true toads are found in the family Bufonidae.