Amphibia



the class comprising the amphibians.
Historical Examples

A precisely similar series of phenomena to those in Amphibia has been shewn by Salensky to take place in the Sturgeon.
The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4) Francis Maitland Balfour

There was one amongst the number said to belong to the Amphibia.
The Hero of Garside School J. Harwood Panting

The Amphibia include the curious creatures called Cæciliæ (blind animals), or Gymnophiona.
Stories of the Universe: Animal Life B. Lindsay

Intermediate links are lacking between Amphibia and Reptiles.
Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell

So too did the first-known step of our own ancestry upon land, the Amphibia.
The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind Herbert George Wells

Yet they were not reckoned as belonging to the natural class of ‘Amphibia.’
The Testimony of Tradition David MacRitchie

Four regions of the vertebral column can generally be recognised in Amphibia, viz.
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

The class Amphibia is divided by Dr. Gray into five orders—viz.
Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier

Its mode of development in front is thus precisely similar to that of the Mllerian duct in Elasmobranchii and Amphibia.
The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4) Francis Maitland Balfour

A new order of fishlike Amphibia from the Pennsylvanian of Kansas.
Natural History of the Bell Vireo, Vireo bellii Audubon Jon C. Barlow

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  • Amphibian

    any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Amphibia, comprising frogs and toads, newts and salamanders, and caecilians, the larvae being typically aquatic, breathing by gills, and the adults being typically semiterrestrial, breathing by lungs and through the moist, glandular skin. an plant. an airplane designed for taking off from and landing on both land and water. […]

  • Amphibians

    any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Amphibia, comprising frogs and toads, newts and salamanders, and caecilians, the larvae being typically aquatic, breathing by gills, and the adults being typically semiterrestrial, breathing by lungs and through the moist, glandular skin. an plant. an airplane designed for taking off from and landing on both land and water. […]



  • Amphibiotic

    living on land during the adult stage and in water during a larval stage. adjective having an aquatic larval form and a terrestrial adult form, as amphibians

  • Amphibious

    living or able to live both on land and in water; belonging to both land and water. Also, amphibian. capable of operating on both land and water: amphibious vehicles. of or relating to military operations by both land and naval forces against the same object, especially to a military attack by troops landed by naval […]



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