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A toad, in J. B. de Spix, Animalia nova, sive species novæ testitudinum et ranarum, quas in itinere per Brasiliam annis 1817-1820 ... collegit, et descripsit

1824

The British Library

The British Library

Toads have long featured in magical folklore, their uses ranging from predicting the weather to bringing good luck. They also often appear in folk remedies; rubbing a toad on a wart was said to cure it, but only if you impaled the toad and left it to die. As described in this work, the cane toad is recognisable for its unwebbed hands and feet. Its venom glands produce a toxic milky secretion. Shown here: pp. 45

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  • Title: A toad, in J. B. de Spix, Animalia nova, sive species novæ testitudinum et ranarum, quas in itinere per Brasiliam annis 1817-1820 ... collegit, et descripsit
  • Date Created: 1824
  • Location: British Library, London, UK
  • Location Created: Munich
  • Type: Printed book
  • Original Source: 505.ff.16.
  • Rights: Public Domain. For more information visit: https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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