from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of the living amphibians, of the subclass Lissamphibia, including the frog and salamander families.
- adj. Characteristic of these creatures.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of the Lissamphibia, a division of the Amphibia which contains those species which are covered with a smooth skin.
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Interesting thing, spot a caudate lissamphibian while riding your Anura :
Glaw & Köhler (1998) correctly predicted that the extant number of valid lissamphibian species would exceed 5000 by the year 2000, and Hanken (1999) wondered ‘Why are there so many new amphibian species when amphibians are declining?’.
All of this data on new species matches the species discovery rates recorded for other lissamphibian groups.
He saw that I was printing out Pounds et al’s (2006) recently published Nature paper on global lissamphibian extinctions.