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anuran

(ə-no͝or′ən, ə-nyo͝or′-)
n.
An amphibian of the order Anura; a frog or toad.

a·nu′ran adj.

anuran

any amphibian of the order Anura, such as the batrachians (including frogs and toads), which are characterized by large hind legs and the lack of a tail.
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Our results show that amphipods prey upon anuran embryos, as evidenced by the loss of embryos in amphipod-addition hatching chambers without a corresponding loss of embryos in paired amphipod-exclusion chambers.
This result clarified two aspects: for efficient communication in mixed-species choruses, the frequencies used in vocalizations and hearing was matched in each anuran species, and successful reproduction requires that females detect, recognize, and localize the vocalizations of a conspecific male (Gerhardt and Huber, 2002; Nityananda and Bee, 2011).
The anuran bone from this test pit is conservatively assumed to be at least 10,060 years old based on the above discussion (earliest Holocene).
valliceps, two common anuran species found in sympatry, and suggests that neither differences in morphology and vocalization help to completely prevent heterospecific amplexus.
Martin AA, Littlejohn MJ and Rawlinson PA (1966) A key to the Anuran eggs of the Melbourne area, and an addition to the Anuran fauna.
Sexual selection leads to secondary sexual characteristics in anuran males such as bright colour, larger limbs, oral tusks and spines, while natural selection reduces competition between sexes through ecological adaptations such as niche segregation, difference in ontogeny and predator-prey interactions (Carothers 1984, Bell & Zamudio 2012).
CROSSLAND, M.R., 2000.--Direct and indirect effects of the introduced toad Bufo marinus (Anura: Bufonidae) on populations of native anuran larvae in Australia.
Considering natural lighting may affect nocturnal anuran calling behavior (e.g., Granda et al., 2008), artificial lighting should also emerge as a relevant facet of breeding behavior in natural populations.
Saved by the Bell Promotion president Elmer Anuran, who handles Gonzales' career, said he will convince the WBO to hold the inter-continental fight in the Philippines.