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amphibia

amphibia  

A class of anamniote vertebrate animals in the superclass Tetrapoda. They are characterized by having gills during the larval stage; these are typically replaced by lungs in the adults. The skin is ...
fauna

fauna  

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All the animal life normally present in a given habitat at a given time. See also macrofauna; microfauna. Compare flora.
reptile

reptile  

Any cold‐blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia, which includes tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators, and crocodiles. See also herpetofauna.
Snakes

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The New Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
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18,296 words
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viper

viper  

A venomous snake, taken as the type of malignancy and treachery, but whose flesh was formerly believed to have great nutritive or restorative properties, and was used medicinally. Early allusive ...

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