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Amphibians and survival. 12.B.2b Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments (e.g., specialized teeth for eating certain foods, thorns for protection, insulation for cold temperature). What is an Amphibian ?. Part of Animal Kingdom

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Amphibians and survival

Amphibians and survival

12.B.2b Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments (e.g., specialized teeth for eating certain foods, thorns for protection, insulation for cold temperature).


What is an amphibian
What is an Amphibian?

  • Part of Animal Kingdom

  • Has a backbone

  • Cold blooded

  • No scales


Amphibians and survival

  • Undergoes metamorphosis

    • Ex) butterflys

  • Have gills for part of life

  • Lives part of its life in water

  • Hatch from eggs


3 types of amphibians
3 types of Amphibians

Newts and Salamanders

  • Frogs and Toads

  • Caecilian


Frogs and toads
Frogs and Toads

Frogs

Toads

Have “poison” glands for defense

Live in trees and in borrows like frogs

  • Webbed feet for swimming

  • Strong legs for climbing and digging

  • Great hearing


Newts and salamanders
Newts and Salamanders

Newt

Salamander

No claws

Look like eels with legs

Similar to newts

Not poisonous

  • Tail

  • Can regenerate body parts and organs

  • Larva have teeth and gills

  • Many produce poisons as defense


Caecilian
Caecilian

  • No limbs

  • Have teeth!

  • Resemble snakes

  • Borrowers

  • Dark light vision only



Sources
sources

  • http://www.nwf.org/wildlife/wildlife-library/amphibians-reptiles-and-fish.aspx

  • http://www.scienceclarified.com/Al-As/Amphibians.html

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caecilian

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newt

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salamander

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_toad

  • http://www.kidzone.ws/lw/frogs/facts6.htm

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frog

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphibian