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Frog

Frog 1. (Science: zoology) An amphibious animal of the genus rana and related genera, of many species. Frogs swim rapidly,... Read More

New Zealand’s Unique Fauna

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned about the high biodiversity of New Zealand and how... Read More

Euphlyctis hexadactylus

Definition noun A species belonging to the taxonomic family Dicroglossidae of the order Anura, and commonly called the green... Read More

Stannius ligature

Definition noun A ligature done in between the sinus venosus and the atrium or around the atrioventricular junction of an... Read More

Amphibians & Early Reptiles

Amphibia Definition (Science: zoology) Amphibia is one of the classes of vertebrates. The amphibia are distinguished by... Read More

Arrow poison

Definition noun Any toxin used for making arrow heads, spears, or darts poisonous Supplement Arrow poisons are toxins used... Read More

Pith

Pith Definition In general, the term "pith" refers to the "soft inner portion" of something. In botany, a pith refers... Read More

Galvanism

Definition noun, plural: galvanisms (biology) Muscle contraction stimulated by an electric current (medicine) Therapeutic... Read More

New Zealand’s Biodiversity

Written by: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Peer-reviewed by: Cathy Buntting, Ph.D. and Andrea Soanes Why is New... Read More

Sphenodon guntheri

Definition The tuatara species of the genus Sphenodon that inhabits one small island of New Zealand, i.e. Brothers... Read More

Herpetology

Definition noun The branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians Supplement Herpetology is a sub-discipline of... Read More

Sphenethmoid

Definition noun It designed to both sphenoid and ethmoid regions of the cranium that surrounds the anterior portions of the... Read More

Browspot

Browspot (Science: zoology) a rounded organ between the eyes of the frog; the interocular... Read More

Hair

Hair 1. The collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of an animal, and forming a covering for a part of the... Read More

Rana

rana (Science: zoology) A genus of anurous batrachians, including the common frogs. Origin: L, a... Read More

Ecosystem

Ecosystem Definition An ecosystem is a system consisting of biotic and abiotic components that function together as a unit.... Read More

Predation

In ecology, predation is a mechanism of population control. Thus, when the number of predators is scarce the number of... Read More

Hyoid apparatus

Definition noun A group of bones comprised of hyoid body and two pairs of cornua (i.e. greater cornua and lesser cornua),... Read More

Nototrema

nototrema (Science: zoology) The pouched, or marsupial, frog of south America. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Back - a... Read More

Unequal cleavage

Definition noun A holoblastic cleavage producing blastomeres of unequal size. Supplement An example is the holoblastic... Read More

Diploid

Diploid Definition Let's first understand the meaning of the word - diploid. From the words ‘di’, meaning "two", and... Read More

Stimulus

We can detect hot or cold environments using our sense of temperature. When the temperature is too hot, sweating... Read More

Chordata

Chordata Definition What is Chordata? Chordata is the phylum of the animal kingdom that includes a large number of animal... Read More