obstetrical toad


: either of two rather small toads (Alytes obstetricans and A. cisternasi) of central and southwestern Europe the male of which takes up and fastens about his hind legs the strings of eggs laid by the female and carries them about until they hatch

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“Obstetrical toad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obstetrical%20toad. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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