summer version of hibernation. Especially prevalent in very hot dry
vertebrate that usually has two stages in its life. Spends part of
its life in water and part on land. Usually has moist skin.
or growing in or on the water.
of toxic substances found in the parotoid glands, skin and venom of
(pronounced seh-SILL-yens) are tropical amphibians that look like
large worms or slick snakes. They have no arms or legs, and sometimes
it’s hard to tell which end is the head and which is the tail!
ability to hide within their environment by color or shape.
animal that eats other animals. (Meat-eater) Also called a consumer
- gets its energy by eating other living things as food.
feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing. (unique)
cold-blooded animal; that is, an animal whose body temperature varies
with the temperature of its surroundings. Ectotherms cannot produce
their own body heat.
longer in existence; lost or especially having died out.
loss of an entire species.
is left of a plant or animal that lived long ago.
frog is an amphibian in the order Anura. Characterized by long hind
legs, short body, webbed digits, protruding eyes and teh absence of
simple sugar that is a major energy source for all cellular and bodily
environment to which an organism is adapted.
animal that eats plants.
be dormant or inactive. Normal body activities slow down.
animal without a backbone.
second of the Mesozoic Ages. From 206 to 144 million years ago.
immature, wingless, feeding stage of an insect that undergoes complete
metamorphosis. Larvae is two or more larva.
to or typical of a larva
changes in shape and abilities that certain animals go through as
they grow from young animals to adults. Tadpoles become frogs through
usually bright-colored semiaquatic salamanders
group of organisms of same species living together in a an ecosystem.
of the three nutrients that provides calories to the body. Protein
is an essential nutrient that helps build many parts of the body,
including muscle, bone, skin, and blood.
cold blooded animal that breathes air and has scales or hard plates.
It lays eggs with tough but soft shells. Snakes and turtles are reptiles.
name for a group of approximately 500 species of amphibians typically
characterized by slender bodies, short legs, and long tails.
are frogs. The family Bufonidae, one of the frog families, has over
three hundred toad species. Members of this family have drier skins
and many have short hind legs for walking instead of doing much hopping.
term for the plant life found in an area.
animal that has a backbone. Humans, dogs, birds, and frogs are vertebrates.