Modern Amphibians

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  1. Spermatophore
    little balls of sperm that are dropped on the floor (in salamanders)
  2. cloaca
    females pick up the spermatophores with their cloaca (in salamanders)
  3. amplexus
    • males mount females and wait for her to lay eggs 
    • "embrace"
  4. foam nests
  5. Paedomorphism
    • retaining larval characteristics into adulthood
    • evolutionary response to remaining aquatic
  6. aposematic coloration
    bright colors to warn predators that they are poisonous

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mphothiwat
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Modern Amphibians
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2013-11-12 15:17:10
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Bio 101 lecture 18
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