Meaning of Batrachia in English:


Pronunciation /bəˈtreɪkɪə/

plural noun

  • An order of tailless amphibians that comprises the frogs and toads.

    Also called Anura or Salientia

    ‘This clade is also referred to as Batrachia and is placed in superorder Salientia.’
    • ‘Maximum parsimony analysis of this latter data set also recovered monophyly of living amphibians and favored a frog + salamander (Batrachia) relationship.’
    • ‘For example, Batrachia and Gymnophiona are sister taxa within the ancestral taxon, Amphibia (or ‘Lissamphibia’ in many systems).’


Modern Latin (plural), from Greek batrakhos ‘frog’.