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amphibian : any of a class (Amphibia) of cold-blooded vertebrates (such as frogs, toads, or salamanders) intermediate in many characters between fish and reptiles and having gilled aquatic larvae and air-breathing adults — Webster   See also   OneLook


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Amphibians are vertebrates that is four-limbed and ectothermic of the class Amphibia. All living amphibians belong to the group Lissamphibia. They inhabit a wide variety of habitats, with most species living within terrestrial, fossorial, arboreal or freshwater aquatic ecosystems. Thus amphibians typically start out as larvae living in water, but some species have developed behavioural adaptations to bypass this. The young generally undergo metamorphosis from larva with gills to an adult air-breathing with lungs. Amphibians use their skin as a secondary respiratory surface and some small terrestrial salamanders and frogs lack lungs and rely entirely on their skin. They are superficially similar to reptiles but, along with mammals and birds, reptiles are amniotes and do not require water bodies in which to breed. With their complex reproductive needs and permeable skins, amphibians are ecological indicators; in recent decades there has been a dramatic decline in amphibian populations for many species. — Wikipedia

Amphibian (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Amphibians (David B. Wake & Michelle S. Koo, Current Biology)
Meet Amphibians (AmphibiaWeb, University of California, Berkeley)
AmphibiaWeb’s Illustrated Amphibians of the Earth (AmphibiaWeb, University of California, Berkeley)
AmphibiaWeb (YouTube Channel)

Amphibian Species of the World (Darrel Frost & American Museum of Natural History)

Amphibians (One Zoom)
Amphibia (Catalogue of Life)
Amphibian (WolframAlpha)




Herpetology is the branch of zoology concerned with the study of amphibians (including frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians) and reptiles (including snakes, lizards, amphisbaenids, turtles, terrapins, tortoises, crocodilians, and the tuataras). Birds, which are cladistically included within Reptilia, are traditionally excluded here; the scientific study of birds is the subject of ornithology. Thus, the definition of herpetology can be more precisely stated as the study of ectothermic (cold-blooded) tetrapods. Under this definition “herps” (or sometimes “herptiles” or “herpetofauna”) exclude fish, but it is not uncommon for herpetological and ichthyological scientific societies to collaborate. — Wikipedia

Herpetology (Encyclopædia Britannica)

126 questions with answers in Herpetology (Research Gate)




DDC: 597.8 Amphibia, Amphibians (Library Thing)
Subject: Amphibians (Library Thing)

Subject: Amphibians (Open Library)

LCC: QL 667 Amphibians (UPenn Online Books)
Subject: Amphibians (UPenn Online Books)

LCC: QL 667 Amphibians (Library of Congress)
Subject: Amphibians (Library of Congress)

Subject: Amphibians (WorldCat)




Amphibians (Science Trek)
Amphibians (San Diego Zoo Wildlife Explorers)
Amphibians – Slimy Is Good (Biology4Kids)

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Sam Noble Museum (YouTube Channel)
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How to be a Herpetologist (Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles)

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)


World Congress of Herpetology
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
The Herpetologists’ League

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Zoological Association of America
Association of Zoos and Aquariums


Journal of Herpetology (Society for Study of Amphibians and Reptiles)
Herpetologica (The Herpetologists’ League)
Ichthyology & Herpetology (American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists)
Herpetology (Nature)

Amphibians (EurekaAlert, American Association for the Advancement of Science)
Amphibians (bioRxiv: Preprint Server for Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Amphibians (Science Daily)
Amphibians (Science News)
Amphibians (
Amphibians (NPR Archives)


North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (US Geological Survey)


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