Frog

Frog

Xenopus laevis / tropicalis
Scale 5 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3
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3 POINTS

Play: This frog has a MOVE of 2.

Commonly known as the “clawed frog”, this amphibian’s large embryos and eggs are easy to obtain and manipulate for medical and developmental research.

GSA deck

cool, warm
Graphic by David Orrdavidorogenic.com
Frogs are a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura(Ancient Greek an-, without + oura, tail). The oldest fossil “proto-frog” appeared in the early Triassic of Madagascar, but molecular clock dating suggests their origins may extend further back to the Permian, 265 million years ago. Frogs are widely distributed, […] read more
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Frogs are a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura(Ancient Greek an-, without + oura, tail). The oldest fossil “proto-frog” appeared in the early Triassic of Madagascar, but molecular clock dating suggests their origins may extend further back to the Permian, 265 million years ago. Frogs are widely distributed, ranging from the tropics to subarctic regions, but the greatest concentration of species diversity is in tropical rainforests. There are approximately 4,800 recorded species, accounting for over 85% of extant amphibian species. They are also one of the five most diverse vertebrate orders.

(From: Wikipedia, June 2016)

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