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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.
I wonder if your downstairs neighbourg has any idea that he has a family of Batrachia living over his head?
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.
Blainville's separation of Batrachia from true reptiles,  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.
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
In cold latitudes the Batrachia, like the Reptilia, go into the winter sleep called hibernation, as also do the hedgehogs and bats amongst Mammals.
Thus the class Batrachia, as a whole, presents a very interesting analogy and parallelism with the class Reptilia.
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.
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.
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