• WordNet 3.6
    • n Anura frogs, toads, tree toads
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Anura ȧ*nū"rȧ (Zoöl) One of the orders of amphibians characterized by the absence of a tail, as the frogs and toads.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n anura A genus of very short-tailed wren-like birds of India, generally referred to the genus Tesia. Hodgson, 1841.
    • n anura A genus of leaf-nosed bats, of the family Phyllostomatidœ.
    • n anura Also written Anoura.
    • anura An order of Amphibia, the Batrachia salientia, or batrachians proper, as frogs and toads; salient oviparous amphibians, tailless when adult, provided with well-developed legs, breathing air by lungs, and undergoing complete metamorphosis from the tadpole state, in which they are tailed and limbless, and breathe water by gills. Called Anura in distinction from Urodela, and Theriomorpha in contrast to Ichthyomorpha. The vertebræ are diversiform and from 7 to 10 in number. The Anura have a well-formed sternum, and a pectoral and a pelvic arch. The skin is naked, and serves to some extent as an organ of respiration; it is shed as in serpents. Small variously disposed teeth are usually present; the tongue is present (in Phaneroglossa), or apparently absent (in Aglossa). There are upward of 500 species of this very homogeneous group, for which some 130 genera and from 5 to 25 families are adopted by different authors. The typical frogs are of the family Ranidœ the tree-frogs are Hylidœ; the toads, Bufonidœ; and the aglossal Surinam toad is the type of a family Pipidœ. Also written Anoura. See cuts under omosternum, Rana, and temporomastoid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Anura a-nū′ra tailless amphibia, as the frog and toad
    • Anura Also Anou′ra
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. 'an priv. + o'yra` a tail


In literature:

Anura, 136, 145, 147.
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard
Nieden, Das Tierreich, Anura I, p. 245, June 1923.
"The Systematics of the Frogs of the Hyla Rubra Group in Middle America" by Juan R. León
Nieden, Das Tierreich, Amphibia, Anura 1, p. 248, June, 1923.
"A Review of the Frogs of the Hyla bistincta Group" by William E. Duellman
Tadpoles of Mexican Anura.
"The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacán, México" by William E. Duellman
They need not be removed from the order, but, in this respect, recognized as more primitive than any other existing Urodela or Anura.
"The Ancestry of Modern Amphibia: A Review of the Evidence" by Theodore H. Eaton
Batrachia, which are divided into three orders: I Pseudophidia, II Urodela, III Anura.
"Natural History in Anecdote" by Various
Frog amphibia (Anura); 36.
"The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel

In science:

The work presented here comes from papers I have had the pleasure of working on with my co-authors Anura Abeyesinghe, Debbie Leung, Graeme Smith and Andreas Winter.
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