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12.11: Amphibian Classification

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caecilian Order of amphibians that resemble earthworms or snakes; mostly live hidden in the ground.
frog Order of amphibians characterized by a short body, webbed digits, protruding eyes, bifid tongue and the absence of a tail; known as exceptional jumpers; classified in the same order as toads.
newt Subfamily of amphibians with lizard-like bodies; may be either fully aquatic, living permanently in the water, or semi-aquatic, living on land but returning to the water each year to breed.
salamander Order of amphibians characterized by a lizard-like appearance, with slender bodies, short noses, and long tails.
toad Order of amphibians characterized by dry, leathery skin, short legs, and snout-like parotid glands on the back, neck, and shoulder, which secrete a milky substance to deter predators; classified in the same order as frogs.

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