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Flashcards in Amphibians Deck (19):
1

Anurans

Frogs

2

Caudate

Salamanders

3

Gymnophionan

Caecilians

4

Ectothermic

No production of heat; use their environment to regulate temp

5

How do each fertilize?
Frogs:
Caecilians:
Salamanders:

Frogs: external
Caecilians: internal
Salamanders: mostly internal (no copulation)

6

Amplexus

How frogs mate

7

Saltatorial

Legs adapted for leaping

8

Urostyle

Fused vertebrae at base

9

Family Bufonodae

Toads (4 species)

10

Family Hylidae

Treefrogs, chorus frogs, cricket frogs (14 species)

11

Family Microhylidae

Narrow-mouthed toads (1 species)

12

Family Scaphiopodidae

Spadefoots (1 species)

13

Family Ranidae

‘True’ frogs

14

Family Ambystomatidae

Mole salamanders

15

Family amphiumidae

Amphiumas, Congo eels

16

Family plethodontidae

Lungless salamanders

17

Family proteidae

Mudpupies

18

Family salamandridae

Newts

19

Family Sirenidae

Sirens