Category: Amphibians

The greatest event in the phylogenetic history was a transition from aquatic to terrestrial mode of life and Amphibians were the first animals to attempt this transition. But they are not fully terrestrially adapted and hover between aquatic and land environments. The name of the class also indicates this double life (Greek, amphi=dual + bios=life). Structurally, they are between the fish on one hand and reptiles on the other.

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Rhacophorus – The Flying Frog

Rhacophorus – The Flying Frog Rhacophorus is a common genus of tree frogs inhabiting Africa and South Eastern Asia. It is characterised by large webs developed in between

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Poison Dart Frog

Poison Dart Frog Poison dart frogs come in different combinations of intense colors, but what they have in common is their deadly cuteness. It is the only animal that can kill a human merely...

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Chinese giant salamander

Chinese giant salamander The Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) is considered to be the largest salamander in the world.

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Eastern newt

Eastern newt Eastern newts or Red Spotted Newts (Notophthalmus viridescens) are common salamanders found in North America. They live in small lakes, ponds, and streams or near-by wet forests.

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Axolotl

Axolotl Ambystoma mexicanum lives in Lake Xochimilco in the highlands of Mexico.

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