What is an Amphibian? - Definition & Characteristics


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Which word means 'dual lives'?

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1. The order Apoda is defined by its members having _____.

2. _____ is an example of a urodele.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

While they often share ecosystems with both reptiles and fish, amphibians are actually distinct from both of them. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you with your understanding of the characteristics of amphibians. You will be quizzed on things such as the classification and physical qualities of amphibians.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The word that means 'dual lives'
  • Defining qualities of the order Apoda
  • An example of a urodele
  • The purpose of an amphibian's skin
  • Defining characteristic of amphibians

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the classification and physical characteristics of amphibians
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand what makes an animal an amphibian, and how amphibians adapt to their surroundings
  • Knowledge application - answer basic questions about the classification, physiology, and different types of amphibians

Additional Learning

Review the accompanying lesson, What is an Amphibian - Definition & Characteristics, to learn more about amphibians. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Definition of amphibian
  • Classification of amphibians
  • Characteristics of amphibians
  • Orders of amphibians: Anura, Urodela, Apoda and examples of each