batrachian


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batrachian

(bə-trā′kē-ən)
n.
An amphibian, especially a frog, or, in some classifications, a frog or a salamander but not a caecilian.

ba·tra′chi·an adj.

batrachian

adjective Referring to:
(1) Batrachia, the order of amphibians which includes frogs and toads; Anura.
(2) Popularly, amphibian.

batrachian

any toad or frog.
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It says 'batrachian comes from the Greek word batrakhos meaning a frog, frosch is German for frog - hence the little drawings.
Rutter was active in the Stanford Zoology Club where he was elected "Secretary of Batrachians [=Amphibians]" during the fall of 1893 and he also gave presentations on his natural history work (Anonymous, 1893a, 1894a).
"Yale Actors and Swimming learn Play 'The Frogs' in College Pool: Mermen Impersonate Batrachians, Apollo Glee Club Provides Choruses in New Version of Aristophanes 'lire-ke-ke-kex' Classic." New York Times.
Catalogue of the reptiles and batrachians found in the vicinity of Springfield, Massachusetts, with notices of all other species known to inhabit the state.
Annotated list of the reptiles and batrachians collected by the Death Valley Expedition in 1891, with descriptions of new species.
QUESTION 15-for15 points: Which animals are classed as batrachians?
One out of three batrachians, 25% of the world's conifers, a quarter of all mammals and one eighth of the world's birds are threatened with extinction.
Repulsive as this incident is- and typical of Lorrain at his worst-it is somewhat mitigated if we consider that one of the most often-cited pieces of Lorrainiana is Lorrain's own obsession with frogs and his identification with batrachians. "La grenouille est mon animal favori; j'en ai dix-sept dans mon cabinet de travail," Kyria quotes Lorrain as saying; see Kyria, 61.