Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The Amphibians are divided into numerous orders, but only three of these have living members. The gymnophiona contains the worm like caecilians of tropical areas. The Urodela contains the tailed amphibians the newts and the rather more terrestrial salamanders. The Anura contains the frogs and toads, which are tailless and mostly adapted for jumping. In Europe, the name frog is applied to amphibians with smooth skins, while toad is applied to those with warty, often drier skins. This distinction, however, is not always made elsewhere in the world.