02 Jun '11, 11am

Amphibian 'Blitz' Project Uses Crowd Sourcing to Track... - PlanetSave.com #amphibian #reptilenews

Amphibian 'Blitz' Project Uses Crowd Sourcing to Track... - PlanetSave.com #amphibian #reptilenews

, are a class of vertebrate animals that includes three orders of animals: frogs and toads, salamanders and newts, and caecilians, which are limbless amphibians that resemble snakes. The name amphibian is a compound word meaning “on both sides” (amphi ) and “life” (bian , from bios) as these creatures can exist on land and in water (or their life cycles begin or end in either). According to the database at Berkeley, there are some 6,813 (documented) species of Amphibia spread across the planet. So far (as of June 1, 2011) just over 300 of these species have been identified in their natural habitats by project participants.

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2011/06/01/amphibian-blitz-project-...

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