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 (ə-no͝or′ən, ə-nyo͝or′-)
An amphibian of the order Anura; a frog or toad.

[From New Latin Anūra, order of frogs and toads : a- + Greek ourā, tail; see ors- in Indo-European roots.]

a·nu′ran adj.
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(Animals) any of the vertebrates of the order Anura (or Salientia), characterized by absence of a tail and very long hind legs specialized for hopping: class Amphibia (amphibians). The group includes the frogs and toads
(Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to the order Anura
French name: salientian
[C20: from New Latin Anura, from an- + Greek oura tail]
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(əˈnʊər ən, əˈnyʊər-)

1. any amphibian of the order Anura, comprising the frogs and toads.
2. belonging or pertaining to the Anura.
[< New Latin Anur(a) (an- an-1 + Greek ourá tail) + -an1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anuran - any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leapinganuran - any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
amphibian - cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form
ranid, true frog - insectivorous usually semiaquatic web-footed amphibian with smooth moist skin and long hind legs
leptodactylid, leptodactylid frog - toothed frogs: terrestrial or aquatic or arboreal
robber frog - small terrestrial frog of tropical America
barking frog, Hylactophryne augusti, robber frog - of southwest United States and Mexico; call is like a dog's bark
crapaud, Leptodactylus pentadactylus, South American bullfrog - large toothed frog of South America and Central America resembling the bullfrog
tree frog, tree-frog - any of various Old World arboreal frogs distinguished from true frogs by adhesive suckers on the toes
Ascaphus trui, bell toad, ribbed toad, tailed frog, tailed toad - western North American frog with a taillike copulatory organ
Liopelma hamiltoni - primitive New Zealand frog with four unwebbed toes on forefeet and five on hind feet
true toad - tailless amphibian similar to a frog but more terrestrial and having drier warty skin
Alytes obstetricans, obstetrical toad, midwife toad - European toad whose male carries the fertilized eggs wrapped around its hind legs until they hatch
Alytes cisternasi, midwife toad - similar in habit to Alytes obstetricians
Bombina bombina, fire-bellied toad - toad of central and eastern Europe having red or orange patches mixed with black on its underside
spadefoot, spadefoot toad - a burrowing toad of the northern hemisphere with a horny spade-like projection on each hind foot
tree frog, tree toad, tree-frog - arboreal amphibians usually having adhesive disks at the tip of each toe; of southeast Asia and Australia and America
Gastrophryne olivacea, western narrow-mouthed toad - small secretive toad with smooth tough skin of central and western North America
eastern narrow-mouthed toad, Gastrophryne carolinensis - small toad of southeastern United States
sheep frog - mostly of Central America
tongueless frog - almost completely aquatic frog native to Africa and Panama and northern South America
South American poison toad - a South American toad
Adj.1.anuran - relating to frogs and toadsanuran - relating to frogs and toads    
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
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Predation on early life stages has the potential to influence anuran population dynamics (Biek and others 2002; McHarry 2017), act as an important evolutionary force (Magnusson and Hero 1991), and link anurans to food webs in breeding ponds (Davenport and Chalcraft 2012).
Vocalization is an important component of the reproductive behaviour of most anuran species (Gerhardt, 1994; Gerhardt and Huber, 2002).
Celina Anuran, 49, also a household service worker, said she did not intend to vote because of the distance of the consulate from Dubai Marina where she lives.
Geographic variation in anuran calls was also reported in Leptodactylus fuscus (Heyer and Reid, 2003), Colostethus palmatus (Bernal et al., 2005), and Dendropsophus cruzi (Tessarolo et al., 2016).
One anuran specimen (reported here) was recovered along with other amphibian and mammalian remains from within this lens.
Only one other species of anuran, Smilisca baudinii (Dumeril & Bibron, 1841), was observed to be active in the area.
Gosner KL (1960) A simplified table for staging anuran embryos and larvae with notes on identification.
We examined sexual size and shape dimorphism in traits related to locomotion of nine anuran species from Serbia and Montenegro (Hyla arborea, Bombina variegata, Bufotes viridis, Rana temporaria, R.
Luque et al., entitled "Evaluation of the Processing Times in Anuran Sound Classification." The paper proposes the use of WASNs for habitat monitoring, specifically for the classification of anuran songs.
& SAZIMA, I., 2000.--Structure of an anuran community in a montane meadow in southeastern Brazil: effects of seasonality, habitat, and predation.