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By Thomas F. Tyning

ISBN-10: 0316817198

ISBN-13: 9780316817196

With this 'Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles', you could notice and comprehend the lives of universal frogs, salamanders, alligators, snakes, turtles, and lizards to an quantity that hasn't ever been attainable, during the exact behavior-watching technique of the Stokes Nature courses.

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S A E TH USA MY D E M T Perseus holding the head of Medusa. 55 S TUR N A WA E D US I N ED T O ,M In search of the flapping FROG The LAKE TITICACA FROG is the largest aquatic frog 12,500 feet (3,800 m) above sea level, making it a very COLD environment to reside in. in the world. The lake it lives in is Brrr, it’s chilly! The air is thin and freezing cold so the Lake Titicaca frog survives by living permanently at the lake’s bottom. The water here never rises above 50°F (10°C). The frog doesn’t usually need to surface for air, since it absorbs oxygen through its skin.

It drags its victim into the water and then rolls around to tear the body apart. Nile CROCODILE The Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) of Africa kills a large number of people, since locals often collect water or wash from the river. It sneaks toward victims with its body hidden in the muddy water and only its eyes above the surface. It then leaps out and snatches the victim in its jaws before dragging them in the water. Komodo DRAGON The world’s largest lizard, the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) weighs as much as a man and can attack and devour a human being.

In the world. The lake it lives in is Brrr, it’s chilly! The air is thin and freezing cold so the Lake Titicaca frog survives by living permanently at the lake’s bottom. The water here never rises above 50°F (10°C). The frog doesn’t usually need to surface for air, since it absorbs oxygen through its skin. It has a lot of skin with plenty of flaps and a big surface area, enabling it to breathe underwater. The Lake Titicaca frog can measure up to 20 in (50 cm) long and weigh up to 21⁄4 lb (1 kg).

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