amphibia : Definition, Usages, News and More
- 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