the largest amphibian in a sentence
1. The largest living amphibian is the 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) but this is a great deal smaller than the largest amphibian that ever existed—the extinct 9 m (30 ft) Prionosuchus, a crocodile-like temnospondyl dating to 270 million years ago from the middle Permian of Brazil.
2. Both males and females grow to an adult length of 24 to 40 cm (9.4 to 15.7 in) from snout to vent, with a total length of 30 to 74 cm (12 to 29 in), making them the third-largest aquatic salamander species in the world (after the Chinese giant salamander and the Japanese giant salamander, respectively) and the largest amphibian in North America, although this length is rivaled by the reticulated siren of the southeastern United States (although the siren is much leaner in build).
3. The Chinese giant salamander, at 1.8 m (6 ft) the largest amphibian in the world, is critically endangered, as it is collected for food and for use in traditional Chinese medicine.
4. The Chinese giant salamander, at 1.8 meters (5 ft 11 in) the largest amphibian in the world, is critically endangered as it is collected for food and for use in traditional Chinese medicine.
5. Prionosuchus was an exceptionally large member of the Archegosauridae, estimated to have been up to 9 meters long, it is the largest amphibian ever known to have lived.
6. It can reach up to 50 kg (110 lb) in weight and 180 cm (5.9 ft) in length, making it the largest amphibian species.
7. A fragmentary find from Lesotho, Africa is estimated to have been 7 metres (23 ft) long, the largest amphibian ever known to have lived besides Prionosuchus.
8. At 6 meter in length, the Mid-Triassic Mastodonsaurus giganteus is not only thought to have been the largest capitosaur, but possibly also the largest amphibian to have lived.
9. The reticulated siren is one of the largest species of extant (living) salamanders worldwide, reaching up to 60 cm (2.0 ft) in total length, which rivals the hellbender of the Appalachian Mountains as both the largest amphibian in North America and the third largest salamander in the world.
10. The South China giant salamander (Andrias sligoi) may be the largest species of salamander and the largest amphibian in the world.
11. Just as the D-Day landings were the largest amphibian operation in history, so were the medical arrangements: "with the landing brigades came Field Ambulances, Field Dressing Stations, Field Surgical Units and Field Transfusion Units and all breach groups had operational surgery teams in place by H+90 [i.e. 90 minutes after the first attack]. Casualty Clearing Stations and the hospitals arrived from D+2 [i.e. 2 days after the first landing]. The central Casualty Evacuation Post at Courseulles had accommodation for 1,500 casualties and transferred cases to LST and hospital ships to transfer back to the UK. Air transport began on D+7 and by D+14 ...[had] RAF liason, dedicated landing strip and designated hospital....blood was going the other way with blood banks established by D+3... By 26 July there were 12 Casualty Clearing Stations, 19 General Hospitals and 3 Medical Depots.
- a crocodile-like temnospondyl
- The largest frog
- the African Goliath
- Conraua goliath
- their body temperature
- internal physiological processes
- Their metabolic rate
- their food and energy requirements
- the adult state
- tear ducts
- movable eyelids
- airborne or ground vibrations
- muscular tongues
- articular processes
- Their ribs
- the vertebrae
- Their skulls
- little keratin
- a few fish-like scales
- certain caecilians
- many mucous glands
- poison glands
- granular gland
- The hearts
- three chambers
- two atria
- one ventricle
- a urinary bladder
- nitrogenous waste products
- Most amphibians
- their eggs
- aquatic larvae
- a pump action
- the buccopharyngeal region
- the nostrils
- the lungs
- gas exchange
- the Ancient Greek a(n)- meaning
- shorter forelimbs