There are around 3,900 species of tailless amphibians, or Anura, also called Salientia, including the frog and toad.
Frogs are members of the zoological class called Amphibia.
Amphibians are cold-blooded (or poikilothermic) vertebrate animals. They differ
from reptiles in that they lack scales and generally return to water to breed.
They are one of three types of Amphibians. Anura, also called Salientia,
(frogs and toads), caudate (salamanders and newts) and caecilians
Herps and Herpetology
Amphibians together with reptiles make up a larger group called Herps. The
study of reptiles and amphibians is called Herpetology. Herp comes from the
Greek word herpeton, which basically means “creepy crawly things that move about on their
A herptile is an individual
herp. A person who keeps and breeds herps is called a herpetoculturist
and the hobby is called herpetoculture.
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