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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of arciferous batrachians of the family Cystignathidæ, containing frogs the webs of whose hind toes extend up between the metatarsals, and whose tadpoles acquire legs and reach the size of the adults before losing their tails. The jakie, P. paradoxa, is an example, inhabiting South America.

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