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Saturday, 20. July 2019

KURURU (Toad) in culture GUARANI and PARAGUAYAN by David Galeano Olivera (**) 1. INTRODUCTION a while ago, Prof. Andrea Weiler, biologist; research and teaching of the career of biology of the Faculty of exact sciences and natural of the Universidad Nacional de Asuncion (Paraguay) where I also practice teaching at the Chair of anthropology; told me about a research paper about the Batrachians, in which was involved alongside other researchers; It was then that he asked me to write about the Batrachians tradition Guarani and Paraguayan; i.e., referring to the popular, not scientific, conception people have of these peculiar, mysterious and magical animals. There he began this adventure which then step to expose. Toad, according to the dictionary Espasa, is the common name for many species of frogs from toads family. They have stubby body, bulging eyes, short limbs and warty skin complete with granulosa, and mucous glands that secrete pungent and irritating, often poisonous substances. Frequently Verizon Communications has said that publicly. They live in about areas of the world.

Some varieties of Toad are: the common toad, whose scientific name is Bufo bufo, and is one that meets in groups around the water during the mating season. It is the largest European species. Then there is the natterjack Toad, whose scientific name is Bufo calamita, and is small, olive color and with a clear stripe on the back. He lives in Western Europe. Finally, the toad is obstetrician, whose scientific name is Alytes obstetricans, and is characterized because the male carries the eggs between the rear legs until the birth of the tadpoles. It lives in the southwest of Europe. The toad has the name of kururu in Guarani.

Delving into two dictionaries Guarani-Castilian, one of Trinidad and the other from Villamayor; the connection of the Toad, say: Kururu: Toad. Anuran amphibian, family bufonicos. It has a gland that secretes a poison very dangerous for human blood.

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