amphibia : Definition, Usages, News and More

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amphibia


  • n  the class of vertebrates that live on land but breed in water; frogs; toads; newts; salamanders; caecilians

  • Under the heat of the equatorial sun, rolling about in its aqueous cradle, distasteful alike to predatory waterfowl and other amphibia, the bubble skin hardens to the consistency .
  • Comparable to Ivan's anatomy, my third grader's last science exam dealt with mollusks, amphibia and reptiles.
News & Articles

  • Solution Story: Freezing DNA to Bring Amphibians Back to Life
    For one of the most colorful animal groups on Earth, the 21st century is looking a lot like the end of the world. Scientists suspect that 165 amphibian species—frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and caecilians—have gone extinct over the past few decades. Another 2,000 species—roughly a third of the 6,260 known amphibians—are either threatened or endangered. That’s not counting the 1,500 species ...
    July 8, 2013 - Takepart.com via Yahoo! News

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