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  • The Simon & Schuster Encyclopedia of Animals is gorgeous -- but only if your child cares about the difference between the common frog and the Oriental fire-bellied toad.

    A Is For Atlas. D Is For Dictionary.

  • The deep bass voices of marsh and edible frogs developed the tone of the amphibian choir, while fire-bellied toads added their bonging, bell-like melody.

    The Plains of Passage

  • He looked at the fire-bellied clouds over the Quarter.

    An Ill Fate Marshalling

  • No fish were to be found in the temporary bodies of water, unless they happened to become part of a year-round river or stream, but amid the roots of tall phragmite reeds, bulrushes, sedges, and cattails swam the tadpoles of edible frogs and fire-bellied toads.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • Lithobates pipiens, the northern leopard frog, and Bombina orientalis, the oriental fire-bellied toad.

    U.S. News

  • Dallas -- Animal rescuers in Texas said they are trying to find homes for 2,000 exotic animals, including fire-bellied toads and iguanas.

    The Money Times

  • The researchers also looked at advanced frogs, such as Bombina orientalis or the Oriental fire-bellied toad, which showed graceful landings.

    Livescience.com

  • The fire-bellied toad (Bombina bombina) has left the list entirely, as did the European tree frog

    innovations-report

  • So my wife, being a wonderful mom, laid out six bucks for a fully grown fire-bellied toad, who was promptly named Mario.

    Evansville Courier & Press Stories

  • There's still potential for confusion because some groups like the spadefoot and fire-bellied toads have the word "toad" in their name, but aren't part of the Bufonidae.

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