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amphibian

am fi bee uhn

  • n  a flat-bottomed motor vehicle that can travel on land or water
  • n  an airplane designed to take off and land on water
  • n  cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form
  • a  relating to or characteristic of animals of the class Amphibia

  • Other fauna finds include a legless amphibian near Goa, India; 11 new species of plants and animals in central Vietnam's tropical "green" corridor; a new monkey in Uganda; a sucker .
  • But as he stares into the spilled amphibian guts he becomes overwhelmed by a dark premonition: "I felt like I was looking into the futureand the future looked pretty messed up.
  • Michael Watters, expert on amphibian design for Glenn Martin.
News & Articles

  • Jury selection continues…
    Amphibians are said to have roamed the Earth for 350 million years, but many species face extinction.
    June 11, 2013 - WJXT Jacksonville
  • 'Extinct' Frog Reappears in Israel
    The Hula painted frog was declared extinct in 1996, the first time any amphibian had been declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a conservation group.
    June 6, 2013 - LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News
  • It didn't croak at all! 'Extinct' frog reappears in Israel
    By Douglas MainLiveScienceThe Hula painted frog was declared extinct in 1996, the first time any amphibian had been declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a conservation group.The decision was guided by the best available scientific data at the time: Nobody had seen any sign of the creature since its sole known habitat, the Hula Valley wetlands in northern ...
    June 6, 2013 - MSNBC
Quotes

  • Rachel Grant in BBC News
    We now have evidence of lunar cycles affecting amphibians in widespread locations. We definitely think that Moon phase has been an overlooked factor in most studies of amphibian reproductive timing,says Grant. "We think this may be a...
  • Kevin Smith in msnbc.com
    Everyone knew that amphibian declines were really bad,said ecologist Kevin Smith, of Washington University in St. Louis. "But it looks like it's worse than we actually thought."

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