Amphibia


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Amphibia

 [am-fib´e-ah]
a class of animals that breathe by means of gills in the larval state but after metamorphosis breathe by means of lungs.

Amphibia

/Am·phib·ia/ (am-fib´e-ah) a class of vertebrates, including frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders, capable of living both on land and in water.

Amphibia

(am-fĭb′ē-ă) [Gr. amphibia (zōia), (animals) living a double life]
A class of cold-blooded animals that live on land and in water; includes salamanders, frogs, and toads. They breathe through gills during their aquatic larval stage but through lungs in their adult stage.

Amphibia

a class of animals containing the amphibians.
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We present a survey of the taxonomic distribution the two types of SLC (paedomorphosis and direct development) in the Amphibia, review the life history theory and the ecological pressures that favor each types of SLC, and discuss the endocrine mechanisms that have been implicated thus far.
Fish and amphibia are known to be capable of regenerating their optic nerves throughout life.
Amphibia, Anura, Cycloramphidae, Proceratophrys concavitympanum Giaretta, Bernarde and Kokubum, 2000: Distribution extension for Brazilian Amazonia and first record in the state of Para.
Further classification of skin alkaloids from Neotropical poison frogs (Dendrobatidae), with a general survey of toxic/noxious substances in the amphibia.
The loss and restoration of regenerative capacity in the limbs of tailless amphibia.
Before this study, evidence for endocrine-disrupting activity of the POP acetochlor in Amphibia was restricted to ranid species.
Frequency of Taxon n Occurrence (%) Amphibia Plethodontidae Eurycea cirrigera 1 2.
The class Amphibia includes frogs, newts, salamanders, toads, and a group of worm-like subterranean creatures called caecilians.
Species Time Road Basking Hoop Minnow Searches Searches Trap Net Trap Amphibia Anura Bufo nebulifer 9 3 5 Rana catesbeiana 4 Syrrhophus marnocki 6 1 Gastrophryne spp.
Inhibited spermatogenesis in response to antiandrogenic compounds has been reported in a number of vertebrates, including fish (57), amphibia (58), hamsters (59), and humans (60).