class Amphibia


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Related to class Amphibia: class Mammalia, class Osteichthyes
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Noun1.class Amphibia - the class of vertebrates that live on land but breed in waterclass Amphibia - 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
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?
Taxon ATV Non-ATV Control Total Class Amphibia Order Caudata Ambystoma opacum 1 0 0 1 Ambystoma texanum 10 13 7 30 Order Anura Rana utricularia 10 5 8 23 Class Reptilia Order Squamata Eumeces fasciatus 26 31 37 94 Eumeces laticeps 10 4 12 26 Scincella lateralis 42 32 42 116 Agkistrodon piscivorus 5 5 3 13 Agkistrodon contortrix 3 3 0 6 Pantherophis obsoleta 0 1 0 1 Farancia abacura 1 0 0 1 Lampropeltis getula 1 0 1 2 Nerodia erythrogaster 11 12 10 33 Nerodia fasciata 2 0 2 4 Nerodia rhombifer 0 2 0 2 Storeria dekayi 5 2 3 10 Thamnophis proximus 11 14 16 41 Total Individuals 138 124 141 403 Total Species 14 12 11 16
The class Amphibia includes frogs, newts, salamanders, toads, and a group of worm-like subterranean creatures called caecilians.