Burrowing toad

August 2017
Encyclopedia of Animals;8/1/2017, p1
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Burrowing toads have a specialized, shovel-shaped toe on each foot. This toe helps them dig their underground burrows, or tunnels. Burrowing toads are the only species in their family.


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