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Amphibians evolved from fish about 400 million years ago, when the amount of dry land on Earth increased greatly.

Amphibians are cold-blooded animals that have backbones and display features that lie between those of fish and reptiles. They spend time both in water and on land.

Amphibians are cold-blooded animals who:-take on the temperature of their environment.-have moist scaleless skin that absorbs water and oxygen.-need a moist environment or they will dry out and die.- are most often found near ponds, marshlands, swamps, and other areas where freshwater is available.

Cascade Tree Frog

Little Waterfall Frog

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Types of amphibians include frogs, toads, salamanders and newts. Only the frogs occur naturally in Australia.

Do you know the life cycle of a frog?

Tiger Salamander

Frog Habitats

Click here for a summary of amphibian features

Amphibian is derived from the Ancient Greek term amphbios which means both kinds of life, amphi meaning “both” and bio meaning life.Read more:

Watch a short documentary about movie about Cane Toads

Amphibians quiz

Frogs of Queensland

Is it an amphibian? (for the teacher to use)

Cane Toads kill native animals in Kakadu National Park



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