Lesley Semackor - The Warty Amphibian
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Title: The Warty Amphibian
Specie: Bufo Bufo /Common Toad
Description: The illustration depicts 3 figures of the Bufo Bufo/Common Toad, also known as European Toad. In Figure (a) the dorsal view of this Toad is showcased. This portrays the hind legs of the toad which is adapted for jumping as a form of movement. These amphibians grow a strong back since they loose their tails.
In Figure (b) the ventral view is shown. This captures the webbed hind toes to help it swim. Figure (b) also shows pads within the legs which enable it to climb.
In Figure (c), the Toad is shown in its natural state, with a warty skin. This skin adaptation is due to special structures that secrete poisonous fluids. Again, it also shows bigger glands behind the eyes known as "perrated glands which secretes toxic liquids when it is in danger.
Category: Scientific illustration
Size: 21 × 29.7 cm