Classify Essay

359 WordsMar 3, 20142 Pages
Amphibians “Frogs and toads make up the order Anura.” There are divided into a “number of families” which are true frogs, tree frogs, and other frogs (Forester 539). One division of frogs is true frogs. They are “rank among the most widespread of all frog families” (Forester 540). True frogs are “most common in Africa” but they inhabit “every continent except Antartica” espically “in or near water” (Forester 540). Their body structure appears to have “long hind legs, smooth skin, narrow waist, and webbed hind feet” (Forester 540). A specie called Goliath frog is “found exclusively in West Africa” and is also the “world’s largest frog” (Smithsonian 453). It is unusal for a frog to feed on mammals, but the Goliath frog “feeds on other frogs, small reptiles, and mammals” (Smithsonian 453). Another division of frogs is tree frogs. A large number of tree frogs are found in “tropical areas in Central America and South America” (Forester 540). Unlike a Goliath true frog, tree frogs “measure less than 2 inches long and dwell on tree” (Forester 540). There are two species that inhabits on ground instead of trees-chorus and cricket frogs. Spring pepper frogs is in the group of chorus frogs. “The spring pepper lives in woodland with temporary or permanent ponds, spending winter and dry spells under logs or rotting vegetation (Smithsonian 450). Other frogs is the last division of frogs. Leptodactylid frogs, narrow-mouthed toads, and spadefoot toad are known as other frogs. One leptodactylid frog is called South American bullfrog. It is “one of the largest members of its genus” (Smithsonian 445). Its body structure appears to be “yellow or pale brown, with dark markings, long legs, large eyes, and conspicuous external eardrums” (Smithsonian 445). Narrow-mouthed toads “live througout most tropical and subtropical regions, and are especially common in New Guinea and
Open Document