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Amphibian /Амфибии
Лягушки, жабы, тритоны, саламандры и многое другое.
Потрясающий выбор цветов, форм, размеров и места обитания.
Они живут как в воде так и на суше , двигаются и плавают .
В книге серии фотографий этих существ .
Frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and the infrequent caecilians are available in a gorgeous array of colours, shapes, sizes and habitats.
They stay either in water and on land and stream in a very good number of methods from swimming, to hopping or even flying.
With a sequence of especially commissioned images, Amphibian appears to be like in close-up on the attention-grabbing average heritage of those creatures from the intense green,
red-eyed tree frogs to bland, burrowing, worm-like caecilians from startling black and yellow fireplace salamanders to tiny obvious glass frogs.

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Male grasping female under her front legs TOAD HUG Eurasian common toads often begin their amplexus, or mating embrace, out of water; the larger female then carries the smaller male to the breeding pond. Egg laying and fertilization are delayed until they are in the water. Male and female Eurasian common toads in amplexus – on land STUCK ON YOU This South African rain frog is not yet “glued” onto his€larger female partner – when he is, his hands will be turned palms outward. The size difference and the sticky form of amplexus prevents the male from being dislodged in the underground tunnels where the female lays her eggs.

Burrowing animals often help amphibians unknowingly, by providing them with ready-made burrows. Sometimes different species of amphibians will share a habitat or even burrow together. Some people are friends to amphibians and€try to protect them and their environment. FROGS VS. MICE Ancient Greeks used animals in their fables to poke fun at political leaders. In this 16thcentury engraving of€the Trojan Wars, the frog-people won€the war against the mice-people when crabs pinched off the mice’s legs.

The males, particularly those of European species like this crested newt (right), develop a courtship “dress” in spring and make an elaborate display to the female (pp. 34–35). The female lacks the crest and silvery tail stripe of the male. Male crested newt, viewed from underneath 47 Continued on next page Continued from previous page Newt and salamander assortment Newts and salamanders belong to a smaller group of amphibians than frogs and toads – there are only about 360 species. Most live in cool, temperate areas of Europe, North America, China, and Japan, but one group lives in tropical parts of South America.

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