amphibians


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amphibians

members of the animal class Amphibia. Includes frogs, toads, newts, salamanders and cecilians all capable of living on land or in water.
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When the spring rains come, amphibians wake up and begin a long, slow crawl--or hop.
There is paucity of data on diversity and distribution of amphibians and reptiles of Punjab which is most densely populated province of the country.
The text proceeds to present illustrated facts and traits of both amphibians and reptiles in pairs, making it easy to compare and contrast characteristics of the two different classes of animals.
But the continent is a market for amphibians from Asia, and as veterinary pathologist Allan Pessier of San Diego Zoo Global puts it, "we need to focus on disease screening and biosecurity for imported animals.
Washington, Aug 05 ( ANI ): A researcher has created a first-of-its-kind comprehensive diagram to understand how amphibians crossed the continents.
102 WHEN AFRICAN CLAWED FROGS INVADE: INDIRECT INTERACTIONS BETWEEN NATIVE AND INVASIVE AMPHIBIANS
Isolated wetlands are critically important to the maintenance of biodiversity (Semlitsch and Bodie, 1998) and especially important in supporting large populations of amphibians (Gibbons et al.
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To assess this state of affairs, published and unpublished data from several sources, including my own surveys and incidental observations submitted to me by others, were compiled to more fully understand the ranges of amphibians in northern British Columbia.
According to researchers at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo and Northern Illinois University, European buckthorn is contributing to the decline in the number of frogs and other amphibians in the Chicago area, and perhaps on a broader scale.
One group of organisms most sensitive to environmental change appears to be amphibians, which includes frogs, toads and salamanders.
The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michigan provides a specific specialty reference for any collection interested in the animals of Michigan, and is the only volume available--making it an exceptional reference for this audience.