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Synonyms for amphibian

a flat-bottomed motor vehicle that can travel on land or water

an airplane designed to take off and land on water

relating to or characteristic of animals of the class Amphibia


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30 to allow snakes and amphibians some of them considered threatened and endangered in Illinois and the United States to migrate from their summer habitat in the LaRue Swamp across the road to their winter habitat in the limestone bluffs.
Since amphibians are sensitive to environmental changes, the researchers make models for studying how pollution of any type can impact other species.
Demographic consequences ofterrestrial habitat loss for pool-breeding amphibians: predicting extinction risks associated with inadequate size of buffer zones.
Gibbs Amphibians (Gibbs) is establishing a strategic partnership with the Madaeen Al Doha Group for the supply and assembly of the Gibbs Humdinga amphibian vehicles.
The CDC has issued the following recommendations for Safe Handling Tips for Reptiles and Amphibians:
Geographical context of forgotten amphibians: Colombian "Data Deficient species" sensu IUCN
Afuang, a professor at the University of the Philippines at Los Banos (UPLB) and in charge of the assessment of conservation status of Philippine amphibians, said that there is a lack of awareness among Filipinos of the Philippine amphibians and their relevance, leading to the destruction of the creatures.
The skin infection, passed from animals in the wild to pets, causes chytridiomycosis, which affects amphibians' ability to regulate water and electrolytes and may lead to heart failure.
There are more than 17,000 species of reptiles and amphibians. They are a fascinating and beautiful wildlife that generally ignored by most people.
As the cold Vermont winter sets in, the local amphibians - salamanders, toads, newts, and frogs seek out cozy places to hibernate.
Amphibians and reptiles are important bio-indicators of climate change and are found in a variety of habitats throughout the world except some isolated islands.
Eight papers from a symposium at an August 2012 international herpetology conference in Vancouver, British Columbia explore how reptiles and amphibians adapt to the environment.
But the continent is a market for amphibians from Asia, and as veterinary pathologist Allan Pessier of San Diego Zoo Global puts it, "we need to focus on disease screening and biosecurity for imported animals."
Isolated wetlands are critically important to the maintenance of biodiversity (Semlitsch and Bodie, 1998) and especially important in supporting large populations of amphibians (Gibbons et al., 2006).