Blue-Spotted Salamander

Blue-Spotted Salamander

Roughly 360 million years ago, the first vertebrates heaved themselves out of the ocean to begin life on land. These animals were amphibians. Although there were once 15 major groups of amphibians, today only three remain: frogs and toads, salamanders, and wormlike animals called caecilians found only in the tropics.

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