Unusual Life Cycles of Amphibians

Have you ever heard of a frog that freezes solid in winter? What about a toad that carries its eggs on its back? Young readers will learn all about wood frogs, suriname toads, and other amphibians with unusual life cycles.

Unusual Life Cycles of Amphibians

Have you ever heard of a frog that freezes solid in winter? What about a toad that carries its eggs on its back? Young readers will learn all about wood frogs, suriname toads, and other amphibians with unusual life cycles.

Unusual Life Cycles of Amphibians

Young readers will learn all about wood frogs, Surinam toads, and other amphibians with unusual life cycles. Image Credits Minden Pictures/Ryu Uchiyama, 19; Newscom/ANT/NHPA/Photoshot, 13; Science Source: Dante Fenolio, 27, ER Degginger ...

Unusual Life Cycles of Amphibians

Have you ever heard of a frog that freezes solid in winter? What about a toad that carries its eggs on its back? Young readers will learn all about wood frogs, suriname toads, and other amphibians with unusual life cycles.

The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians

Life. Cycles. and. the. Ecology. of. Amphibian. Metamorphosis. Fig. 13.3. Gosner (1960) staging system for anuran tadpoles. These ... Amphibians are not so unusual, however, when all groups of animals are considered.

The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians

Consisting of more than six thousand species, amphibians are more diverse than mammals and are found on every continent save Antarctica. Despite the abundance and diversity of these animals, many aspects of the biology of amphibians remain unstudied or misunderstood. The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians aims to fill this gap in the literature on this remarkable taxon. It is a celebration of the diversity of amphibian life and the ecological and behavioral adaptations that have made it a successful component of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Synthesizing seventy years of research on amphibian biology, Kentwood D. Wells addresses all major areas of inquiry, including phylogeny, classification, and morphology; aspects of physiological ecology such as water and temperature relations, respiration, metabolism, and energetics; movements and orientation; communication and social behavior; reproduction and parental care; ecology and behavior of amphibian larvae and ecological aspects of metamorphosis; ecological impact of predation on amphibian populations and antipredator defenses; and aspects of amphibian community ecology. With an eye towards modern concerns, The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians concludes with a chapter devoted to amphibian conservation. An unprecedented scholarly contribution to amphibian biology, this book is eagerly anticipated among specialists.

Reptiles and Amphibians

A first introduction to the life cycles of reptiles and amphibians, and a fantastic in-depth look at the lives of: green turtles, egg-eating snakes, Nile crocodiles, Komodo dragons, sheep frogs, surinam toads and axolotls.

Reptiles and Amphibians

A first introduction to the life cycles of reptiles and amphibians, and a fantastic in-depth look at the lives of: green turtles, egg-eating snakes, Nile crocodiles, Komodo dragons, sheep frogs, surinam toads and axolotls. Six books that explore the lives of unusual animals and plants and cover all the essential life cycles information studied at Key Stages 1 and 2.

Tree Frogs Mud Puppies Other Amphibians

Introduces the habitat, behavior, physical characteristics, and life cycle of common and unusual amphibians, including the blue poison-dart frog and the Pacific giant salamander.

Tree Frogs  Mud Puppies   Other Amphibians

Introduces the habitat, behavior, physical characteristics, and life cycle of common and unusual amphibians, including the blue poison-dart frog and the Pacific giant salamander.

The Life Cycle of Birds

Which birds have unusual beaks? ... Titles in the Life Cycles series: The Life Cycle of Amphibians 978 1 406 223590 The Life Cycle of Birds 978 1 406 223606 The Life Cycle of Fish 978 1 406 22361 3 9781 406 223644 9781 406223620 9781 ...

The Life Cycle of Birds

This series follows the life cycle of a group of animals. Each title looks at a different class of vertebrate (with the exception of insects), rather than just focusing on one single animal.

What Is a Life Cycle

Each step of the life cycle for a variety of living creatures is covered in this book, guiding readers from the first stages of development for many plants and animals—including flowers, insects, fish, and mammals—through later phases ...

What Is a Life Cycle

Each step of the life cycle for a variety of living creatures is covered in this book, guiding readers from the first stages of development for many plants and animals—including flowers, insects, fish, and mammals—through later phases and death. Also addressed are the different environments required for each step in the life cycle and the dangers these species may encounter throughout their lives. Critical thinking activities such as compare-and-contrast boxes help readers grasp general features of the life cycle and its peculiarities with each type of plant or animal.

Keeping Amphibians

Kids who open these books will find amazing facts on behavior, as well as practical information on housing, feeding, animal anatomy, and life cycles.

Keeping Amphibians

Two new volumes in Barron's popular Unusual Pets series are written for boys and girls who are fascinated by animal life and want to raise unusual pets -- lizards, snakes, insects, and other exotic creatures. Kids who open these books will find amazing facts on behavior, as well as practical information on housing, feeding, animal anatomy, and life cycles. Each Unusual Pets book contains approximately 60 full-color photos, plus attractive sidebar features and quick-reference symbols accompanying the main text. Frogs, toads, and turtles are only a few of the amphibians described in this fascinating volume. Here's advice for kids on purchase, housing, feeding, and general care.

Why Do Frogs Have Teeth

Not many people report being bitten by a frog. But many will notice the weird ooze that seeps out of a toad_s skin when they_re picked up. These are just two strange adaptations that have helped amphibians survive in their environment.

Why Do Frogs Have Teeth

Not many people report being bitten by a frog. But many will notice the weird ooze that seeps out of a toad’s skin when they’re picked up. These are just two strange adaptations that have helped amphibians survive in their environment. That’s also why salamanders need the ability to regrow limbs—or even part of their brain! Curious future scientists learn all about these awesome adaptations as well as other important topics such as the unique amphibian life cycle, all complemented by full-color, up-close photographs.

Amazing Reptiles and Amphibians

AMAZING LIFE CYCLES AMAZING LIFE CYCLES explores the lives and life cycles of the world's most unusual animals and plants . Each exciting volume features an abundance of fantastic facts that are guaranteed to capture readers ' attention ...

Amazing Reptiles and Amphibians

Introduces the different kinds of reptiles and amphibians, from the giant Komodo dragon to the tiny red-eyed tree frog, and explores their life cycles, habitats, diet, and homes.

Conservation Medicine

(5) Extinction following infection by pathogens with unusual life cycles that confer naturally lowthreshold densities has been hypothesized for amphibian chytridiomycosis, caused by a fungal pathogen that causes aclinical infections in ...

Conservation Medicine

Conservation medicine is an emerging discipline, focussing on the intersection of ecosystem health, animal health, and human health. Work in the biomedical and veterinary sciences is now being folded into conservation biology; to explore the connections between animal and human health; trace the environmental sources of pathogens and pollutants; develop an understanding of the ecological causes of changes in human and animal health; and understand the consequences of diseases to populations and ecological communities. Conservation Medicine defines this new discipline. It examines ecological health issues from various standpoints, including the emergence and resurgence of infectious disease agents; the increasing impacts of toxic chemicals and hazardous substances; and the health implications of habitat fragmentation and degradation and loss of biodiversity. It will provide a framework to examine the connections between the health of the planet and the health of all species and challenge practitioners and students in the health sciences and natural sciences to think about new, collaborative ways to address ecological health concerns.

What Is a Life Cycle

Stages in Life Flowers Seed to Plant Insects Amphibians Fish Reptiles Birds Mammals Unusual Mammals Different Places Death Dangers 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 Male giraffes fight to win the right to have babies.

What Is a Life Cycle

Each step of the life cycle for a variety of living creatures is covered in this book, guiding readers from the first stages of development for many plants and animals—including flowers, insects, fish, and mammals—through later phases and death. Also addressed are the different environments required for each step in the life cycle and the dangers these species may encounter throughout their lives. Critical thinking activities such as compare-and-contrast boxes help readers grasp general features of the life cycle and its peculiarities with each type of plant or animal.

Dogs Zoonoses and Public Health

The cercariae form metacercarial cysts in fish or amphibians. ... They both have very similar, unusual, life cycles and are often considered ... Adult frogs and snakes act as carrier or paratenic hosts by ingesting tadpoles.

Dogs  Zoonoses and Public Health

Zoonotic diseases constitute a public health problem throughout the world. Addressing a little studied area of veterinary and medical science, this book covers the viruses, bacteria and protozoan and helminth parasites that are transmitted between man and dogs, discussing population management, control disease agents and human-dog relationships. Fully updated throughout, this new edition also includes two new chapters on benefits of the human-dog relationship and non-infectious disease issues with dogs. It is a valuable resource for researchers and students of veterinary and human medicine, microbiology, parasitology and public health.

Frog

Family: Sooglossidae Common name: Seychelles frogs Distribution: Seychelles Islands Size: 4 species Description: These species have an unusual life cycle. Tadpoles hatch from the egg already with small forelimbs.

Frog

Discover the diversity and beauty of frogs with Thomas Marent Stunning original images by Thomas Marent, photographer and author of Butterfly and the award-winning Rainforest, celebrate the colourful diversity, distinctive behaviour, and unique lifecycle of amphibians – frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts. Over 500 captivating images reveal the enigmatic and fragile world of frogs and their relatives to create a visual testament to a fascinating group of species that are vanishing from our planet at an alarming rate. Published to coincide with the Year of the Frog, a global campaign to save these endangered creatures from extinction.

Parasitism

6.1A ) when , and where it became a parasite of freshand Sphaerirostris that use insects and terrestrial water stingrays . isopods as intermediate ... It exhibits an unusual life history in range of marine mammals and birds ( Figs .

Parasitism

Explains parasite biology as a branch of ecology - essential reading for zoology and ecology students.

Amphibians

AMPHIBIANS Frogs , toads , newts , and salamanders are kept by many hobbyists , their often brilliant colors , strange forms , and unusual life cycles never failing to draw attention . Amphibians by John Coborn presents the beginning to ...

Amphibians

"Identification, care, and feeding, successful breeding, the best and most attractive species"--Cover.

Issues in Life Sciences Amphibian and Herpetological Research 2013 Edition

(2012 Nov 30) University of Zurich: Life History. and Skeletal Adaptations in the Galapagos Marine Iguana ... their spacing) shows an unusual pattern for lizards: the growth cycles maintain a constant thickness until the growth is ...

Issues in Life Sciences   Amphibian and Herpetological Research  2013 Edition

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Amphibian Evolution

In the narrow sense, the two sides are freshwater and land: the stereotyped amphibian life cycle includes the waterborn ... in an exotic geographical setting and climate, and revealing highly unusual aspects of development and ecology.

Amphibian Evolution

This book focuses on the first vertebrates to conquer land and their long journey to become fully independent from the water. It traces the origin of tetrapod features and tries to explain how and why they transformed into organs that permit life on land. Although the major frame of the topic lies in the past 370 million years and necessarily deals with many fossils, it is far from restricted to paleontology. The aim is to achieve a comprehensive picture of amphibian evolution. It focuses on major questions in current paleobiology: how diverse were the early tetrapods? In which environments did they live, and how did they come to be preserved? What do we know about the soft body of extinct amphibians, and what does that tell us about the evolution of crucial organs during the transition to land? How did early amphibians develop and grow, and which were the major factors of their evolution? The Topics in Paleobiology Series is published in collaboration with the Palaeontological Association, and is edited by Professor Mike Benton, University of Bristol. Books in the series provide a summary of the current state of knowledge, a trusted route into the primary literature, and will act as pointers for future directions for research. As well as volumes on individual groups, the series will also deal with topics that have a cross-cutting relevance, such as the evolution of significant ecosystems, particular key times and events in the history of life, climate change, and the application of a new techniques such as molecular palaeontology. The books are written by leading international experts and will be pitched at a level suitable for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers in both the paleontological and biological sciences.

The Amphibian Class

As with frogs , a few species of caudates give birth to live larvae or tiny , fully metamorphosed young . One unusual feature of the caudate life cycle is that some individuals in various species keep larval features , such as gills and ...

The Amphibian Class

"Explores the habitats, life cycles, and other characteristics of animals in the Amphibian class"--Provided by publisher.