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Amphibians of Olympic National Park

Fact Sheet 098-00

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Abstract

Amphibians evolved from fishes about 360 million years ago and were the first vertebrates adapted to life on land. The word amphibian means "double life." It refers to the life history of many amphibians, which spend part of their life in water and part on land. There are three major groups of amphibians: salamanders, frogs, and toads, and caecilians. Salamanders, frogs, and toads can be found in Olympic National Park (ONP), but caecilians live only in tropical regions. Many amphibians are generalist predators, eating almost any prey they can fit into their mouths.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Amphibians of Olympic National Park
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
098-00
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Description:
4 p.
First page:
1
Last page:
4
Online Only (Y/N):
Y