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Definition of amphibian

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Definition as written by Monocromatico:

Some authors call a plant "amphibian" when it spends part of the year with their roots and basal stem totally under water, and the other part on a totally dry condition.

Some trees from tropical areas, specially in the Amazon Forest, where large land areas are flooded duyring the rainy months, and get dry in the rest of the year, fall into this cathegory.

Definition as written by Monocromatico:

Also, of course, amphibians are vertebrates that spend their larval phase in water, breathing through gills, and their adult phase on land, breathing with their lungs and skin. Frogs and salamanders, for ex..


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