amphibia


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amphibia

(æmˈfɪbɪə)
n
the amphibians considered collectively
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Noun1.amphibia - the class of vertebrates that live on land but breed in wateramphibia - the class of vertebrates that live on land but breed in water; frogs; toads; newts; salamanders; caecilians
Craniata, subphylum Craniata, subphylum Vertebrata, Vertebrata - fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; mammals
amphibian - cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form
genus Hynerpeton, Hynerpeton - earliest fossil amphibian ever found; of the Devonian; found in Pennsylvania
genus Ichthyostega - second earliest fossil amphibian ever found; of the Devonian; found in Greenland
Caudata, order Caudata, order Urodella, Urodella - salamanders; newts; congo snakes
Gymnophiona, order Gymnophiona - an order of amphibians including caecilians
Labyrinthodonta, Labyrinthodontia, superorder Labyrinthodonta, superorder Labyrinthodontia - extinct amphibians typically resembling heavy-bodied salamanders or crocodiles and having a solid flattened skull and conical teeth; Devonian through Triassic
order Stegocephalia, Stegocephalia - in former classifications a division of class Amphibia comprising all pre-Jurassic and some later extinct large salamandriform amphibia
polliwog, pollywog, tadpole - a larval frog or toad
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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amphibia

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References in classic literature ?
Do you take me for an animal of the class amphibia, and that I can play with my lungs as a blacksmith does with his bellows?
The first experiments in cloning by nuclear transplantation were conducted in the 1960s on amphibia.
Their Amphibia, an integrally suppressed Ruger Mark III .
The diversity of bottomland fauna was especially high in mammals, birds, amphibia, and turtles--"bear and deer and panthers and bison and wolves and alligators and the myriad smaller beasts" (Big Woods 3).
11) At Gottingen, where he published in Latin the first of his Physiological Observations on the Amphibia, frogs were Townson's pets and he used them as guards to keep flies from his fruit.
My only lasting legacy of these so-called rambles was a love of amphibia that is with me still: frogs, toads, and newts, for which we used to hunt while he drank his thermos flask of "tea.
A single toad ilium from the late Pleistocene represents the first report of the class Amphibia from the Michigan fossil record.
Impressed by the determined struggle of the Dutch against recurrent floods and the ever threatening sea, he aptly describes them as amphibians, "Mortales ipsi eque propemodum in aquis ac in terris degunt, it a ut amphibia quam rerrestria animalia venus dixeris.
In qualitative terms, the identifiable fragments provide additional information on the smallest species such as fish, birds and amphibia, and on the smallest anatomical parts of other species, such as phalanges of small game.
In amphibia and fish, some parts of the brain and spinal cord will regenerate the long fibers, which are called axons.