The Amphibians (Class Amphibia) include frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts. Amphibians lay their eggs in the water. Newly hatched young then live in the water, taking in oxygen through gills, as they develop over time. As they grow, their body changes to suit life on land, though most amphibians are never far from a wetland environment, where they will return to mate and lay eggs. Amphibians are cold blooded and will spend the winter months in colder climates in torpor, buried in the mud or leaf litter.
Orders of the Class AMPHIBIA
The class of amphibia is broken down into 3 ORDERS:
1) Caudata (Urodela) Salamanders
2) Anura (Salientia) Frogs and Toads
3) Gymnophiona wormlike amphibian
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