Amphibian is derived from the Ancient Greek term “amphibious” which means both kinds of life. It refers to animals that live both in the water and on land.
Canyon Tree Frog (Hyla arenicolor)
Great Basin Spadefoot (Spea intermontauen)
Where does the name come from? A distinctive feature and the source of the name, comes from the small, black “spade” on the first toe of each hind foot. The hardened tissue helps them to find shelter.
Red Spotted Toad
Arizona Toad - subspecies of the Southwestern Toad (Bufo microscaphus microscaphus)
Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)
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