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Amphibians
Collage o amphibians
Clockwise frae tap richt: Seymouria, Mexican burraein caecilian, eastren newt an leaf green tree frog
Scienteefic classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Superclass: Tetrapoda
Class: Amphibia
Gray 1825 [1]
Subclasses and Orders
Subclass Labyrinthodontia
Order Temnospondyli
Subclass Lepospondyli
Subclass Lissamphibia
Order Anura
Order Caudata
Order Gymnophiona
Order Allocaudata
Warld's smawest vertebrate
The warld's smawest kent vertebrate, Paedophryne amauensis, sittin on a U.S. dime, 17.9 mm, for scale

Amphibians are ectothermic, tetrapod vertebrates o the class Amphibia (Greek ἀμφí, amphi, "both" + βíος, bios, "life"). Thay inhabit a wide variety o habitats wi maist species livin within terrestrial, fossorial, arboreal or freshwatter aquatic ecoseestems.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Blackburn, D.C. & Wake, D.B. (2011). "Class Amphibia Gray, 1825". In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.), "Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness". Zootaxa 3148: 26–38.