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Salientia Line breaks: Sa¦li|en¦tia
Pronunciation: /ˌseɪlɪˈɛnʃɪə/

Definition of Salientia in English:

plural noun

Another term for Anura.
Example sentences
  • The superorder Salientia (Anura) includes toads, frogs and their close fossil relatives The closest living relatives of the Salientia are the other amphibians, salamanders and caecilians.


Modern Latin (plural), from Latin salire 'to leap'.



noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • The linea masculina proves to be characteristic of the males of many species of salientians of various families, and is conspicuous even in the common species used for laboratory dissection in Europe and America.
  • The Lower Triassic salientian Triadobatrachus exhibits early stages in the evolution of the anuran skull that enable close comparison with Palaeozoic dissorophoid amphibians and point to the early evolution of anuran hearing and vocalization.

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