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  • Jupiter had to Creation, but simply for the negative reason that they had nobody else) -- never does Jupiter seem more disgusting than when as just now in a translation of the 'Batrachia' I read that Jupiter had given to frogs an amphibious nature, making the awful, ancient, first-born secrets of Chaos to be his, and thus forcing into contrast and remembrance his odious personality.

    The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1

  • I wonder if your downstairs neighbourg has any idea that he has a family of Batrachia living over his head?

    the snowman upstairs

  • When the Batrachia above mentioned were discovered, they appeared inanimate, but the influence of a warm sun to which they were subjected soon imparted to them a moderate degree of vigor.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • Blainville's separation of Batrachia from true reptiles, [176] for reptiles develop an amnion and Batrachia do not.

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • The same applies to the most advanced of the Amphibia, the Batrachia (frogs and toads); some of them have entirely lost the gill-bearing larva form.

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 2

  • For comparative anatomical and ontogenetic reasons, we must not seek these amphibian ancestors of ours -- as one would be inclined to do, perhaps -- among the tail-less Batrachia, but among the tailed lower

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 2

  • In cold latitudes the Batrachia, like the Reptilia, go into the winter sleep called hibernation, as also do the hedgehogs and bats amongst Mammals.

    The Common Frog

  • Thus the class Batrachia, as a whole, presents a very interesting analogy and parallelism with the class Reptilia.

    The Common Frog

  • The remaining class, Batrachia, will require more lengthy consideration, both as a whole and as regards the four orders which compose it, and which are called respectively, 1, Anoura; 2, Urodela; 3, Ophiomorpha; and 4, Labyrinthodonta.

    The Common Frog

  • Indeed, of all classes of vertebrate animals, this aquatic class (Batrachia) has the least to do with the ocean, for many birds, and a still greater number of Mammals (e.g. the whales and porpoises), are constant inhabitants of salt water.

    The Common Frog


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