midwife toad

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Synonyms for midwife toad

similar in habit to Alytes obstetricians

European toad whose male carries the fertilized eggs wrapped around its hind legs until they hatch

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Caption: Midwife toads on the island of Majorca kicked the lethal Bd infection were treated.
During the five-year study, the researchers found that no midwife toads at low altitudes died as a result of fungal infection, whereas up to 100 per cent of those at high altitudes died.
In the new research, the scientists studied the spread of Bd in midwife toads living on the Iberian Peninsula, which includes Spain and Portugal.
In Spain, ongoing chytridiomycosis-driven declines of midwife toads (Alytes obstetricans) and salamanders (Salamandra salamandra) have been documented since 1997 (4) and 1999 (5), respectively, and confirmed with scanning electron microscopy, histologic examination, and molecular detection methods (4,5).
Evidence of a chytrid fungus infection involved in the decline of the common midwife toad (Alytes obstetricans) in protected areas of central Spain.