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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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Translations

amphibia

[æmˈfɪbɪə] NPLanfibios mpl
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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?"
Woodruff DS (1976a) Courtship, reproductive rates and mating system in three Australian Pseudophryne (Amphibia, Anura, Leptodactylidae).
1993: Life history of the European plethodontid salamander Speleomantes ambrosii (Amphibia, Caudata).
Reproductive activity and advertisement calls of the Asian common toad Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Amphibia, Anura, Bufonidae) from Bach Ma National Park, Vietnam.
azurea (Cope, 1862) e descricao de uma nova especie (Amphibia, Anura, Hylidae).
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The European pond turtle is a protected species of Slovak fauna, listed among the amphibia and reptiles of Slovakia that are critically endangered.There are several reasons for its decline, mainly unfavourable climate factors, disruption of natural biotopes, human activities and competition with other species for habitat and food.
(2010) Cases of Abnormal Amplexus in Anurans (Amphibia: Anura) from Bulgaria and Greece.