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I believe she [Troi] is amphibian. Star Trek s7e19: The Next Generation: Genesis, Data
A tongue that can be stuck out is an amphibian invention. David Attenborough, Life on Earth VI: Invasion of the Land, BBC 1979
Reptiles and amphibians are sometimes thought of as primitive, dull and dimwitted. In fact of course they can be lethally fast, spectacularly beautiful, surprisingly affectionate and very sophisticated. They have remarkably varied ways of catching their prey and defending themselves. David Attenborough, Life in Cold Blood I: The Cold Blooded Truth, BBC 2007
Most frogs only leave their shelters at night. ibid.
Life in cold blood has been a great success. ibid.
Amphibians were the first back-boned animals to leave the water and colonise the land. Today there are some six thousand species of them. And new ones are constantly being discovered. David Attenborough, Life in Cold Blood II: Land Invaders
This is a lungfish. It pumps itself along the river bottom using two pairs of fleshy muscular fins placed low on its body. ibid.
The Giant Salamander – the biggest of all amphibians. ibid.
Amphibians’ eggs have no protective shell. ibid.
Five thousand five hundred different kinds of frog and toads. ibid.
A toad that can live in as parched a desert as this is impressive evidence of the versatility of the amphibians. ibid.
Some of them did regularly get out onto land. Whatever the reason for this move they evolved into the first amphibians. David Attenborough, Life on Earth (revised series): Fish, Birds & Reptiles
The largest group of amphibians – the frogs. ibid.
There are at least twenty different kinds of poison frogs in central or south America. ibid.
A tongue that can be stuck out is an amphibian invention. ibid.
In the Anglo-American occult tradition, the toad has always been associated with Satanism, black magic, sorcery, and witchcraft. The toad has only an evil meaning in the magic world view, a perception to which Joseph Smith and his family were demonstrably attuned ... if anything changed from the appearance of a toad to the appearance of a person, that thing was an evil spirit, or a witch, or a bewitched person ...
The salamander was [the] only other amphibian that could appear in human or spirit form, according to the magic world view of this time [the early nineteen century]. In that context, Joseph Senior and Junior undoubtedly used the word ‘salamander’ or one of its equivalent descriptions from the occult traditions clearly in evidence on the Smith family’s magic parchments. Dr D Michael Quinn, Early Mormonism and the Magic World View pp152-153
Humans are amphibians ... half spirit and half animal ... as spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time. This means that while their spirit can be directed to an eternal object, their bodies, passions, and imaginations are in continual change, for to be in time, means to change. Their nearest approach to constancy, therefore, is undulation – the repeated return to a level from which they repeatedly fall back, a series of troughs and peaks. C S Lewis, The Screwtape Letters