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All About Frogs
The Endangered Amphibians of
To begin: what is an amphibian?
Amphibian is from the Greek amphibios,
or two lives.
Amphibians are cold blooded animals that
both in and out of water. They usually go
through a change
or metamorphosis and become another
All Amphibians have thin skin which is quite susceptible
to temperature changes, so they are careful
not to get too hot or
Amphibians have become the Canary of Wildlife,
and they are disappearing in unthinkable numbers.
Some of those who still remain are demonstrating
genetic alterations or anomalies and sexual morphing
and indicating clearly that our casual use of chemicals
is quite risky and having profound consequences.
The most significant fact of all, is that Amphibians
are not the only ones who are being affected.
See the Red List at IUCN:
The Endangered or Threatened Amphibians on this site are:
Places to learn more:
Center for North American Herpetology
Anura: Frogs and Toads
Environmental Health News
Watching Florida's Water
Florida Museum of Natural History
Florida Nature: Anura
Frogs and Toads
Florida Wildlife Extension
Florida Frogs and Toads
Frogs and Toads of Florida
National Biological Information Infrastructure
San Diego Zoo
Agriculture Linked to Abnormalities
St. Louis Zoo
University of Florida
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