semiaquatic


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semiaquatic

(sĕm′ē-ə-kwŏt′ĭk, -kwăt′-, sĕm′ī-)
adj.
1. Living or able to live both on land and in the water: semiaquatic rodents.
2. Growing in saturated soil: a semiaquatic fern.
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For semiaquatic Rana japonica Boulenger, 1879, Pelophylax nigromaculatus (Hallowell, 1861), and Rana (Lithobates) catesbeianus (Shaw, 1802), only AQP6vs was expressed in the ventral skin (Ogushi et al.
Spinosaurus represents an equally bizarre evolutionary process, revealing that predatory dinosaurs adapted to a semiaquatic life and invaded river systems in Cretaceous North Africa," Dal Sasso added.
He also picks up wild turkeys, goats, cougars, coyotes and nutria - the invasive, semiaquatic, terrier-sized rodents.
Twenty-four species were epigeic, six species were epilithic, ten epiphytic, three epixylic, and six semiaquatic or aquatic.
You can find just about anything at Wal-Mart, and that apparently includes large, semiaquatic rodents.
Review of] The Semiaquatic Bugs (Hemiptera: Gerromorpha): Phylogeny, adaptations, biogeography, and classification.
The aquatic and semiaquatic weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Curculionidae, Dryophthoridae and Erirhinidae) of Argentina, with indication of their host plants.
The semiaquatic sitatunga is thus one of Africa's great prizes, almost ranking with the bongo and giant eland.
To argue that large changes have occurred over time, the author presents drawings of a series of whale fossils, from one that must have been a land dweller, through another which seems fit for a semiaquatic habitat, to one which had to have been a sea creature.
They are often found near water and are sometimes semiaquatic, but can also be found in trees.
At the water's edge: ecology of semiaquatic teiids in Brazilian Amazon.