Natural History And Anatomy Of The Frog

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Natural History and Anatomy of the Frog
Rana pipiens

Taryn Murray
2/16/16
Research paper
Mr. Hillman
DEDICATION

I dedicate this research paper to my parents,
Kim and Theron Murray, my siblings,
Krystin Murray, Tanner Daulton, Kimberly Murray,
Madison Houser, and McKenna Murray.

An old silent pond,
A frog jumps into the pond,
Splash! Silence again.
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Natural History……………………………………………………… 1

Natural History

The Rana pipien is a frog more commonly known by the name Northern Leopard Frog. They are characterized by dark spots on their dorsal side and dorsolateral folds and considered medium sized. This strong jumper is difficult to catch during the day. It emits startling “warning screams” when jumping into the water and when grabbed. The frog may also release urine to discourage potential predator and reduce weight for jumping. The Rana pipien eats a variety of invertebrates. During winter, they often spend it under under submerged logs or rocks in small streams or marshes where large numbers may congregate.
Frogs, toads, caecilians, and salamanders are the members of the class Amphibian (amphi- meaning “on both sides” and bios- meaning “life”). These members always require water for reproduction. Most Amphibians undergo metamorphosis, which is a usually degenerative pathological change in the structure of a particular body tissue. And, in the case of Amphibians, it is the changing of a tadpole into

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