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amphibians, including frogs and toads, which have gills and a tail in their larval state, which are discarded later in life
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Noun1.batrachia - frogs, toads, tree toadsBatrachia - frogs, toads, tree toads    
animal order - the order of animals
amphibia, class Amphibia - the class of vertebrates that live on land but breed in water; frogs; toads; newts; salamanders; caecilians
family Ranidae, Ranidae - a family nearly cosmopolitan in distribution: true frogs
family Leptodactylidae, Leptodactylidae - New World frogs; in some classifications essentially coextensive with the family Bufonidae
family Polypedatidae, Polypedatidae - Old World tree frogs
Ascaphidae, family Ascaphidae - family of one species of frog: tailed frog
Discoglossidae, family Discoglossidae - family of Old World toads having a fixed disklike tongue
family Pelobatidae, Pelobatidae - the amphibian family of spadefoot toads
family Hylidae, Hylidae - the amphibian family of tree frogs
Brevicipitidae, family Brevicipitidae, family Microhylidae, Microhylidae - narrow-mouthed toads and sheep frogs; some burrow and some are arboreal; found worldwide
family Pipidae, Pipidae - tongueless frogs
References in classic literature ?
Yet if we compare the older Reptiles and Batrachians, the older Fish, the older Cephalopods, and the eocene Mammals, with the more recent members of the same classes, we must admit that there is some truth in the remark.
Cadwallader as frog-faced: a man perhaps about two or three and thirty, whose prominent eyes, thin-lipped, downward-curved mouth, and hair sleekly brushed away from a forehead that sank suddenly above the ridge of the eyebrows, certainly gave his face a batrachian unchangeableness of expression.
Amongst the Batrachian reptiles, I found only one little toad (Phryniscus nigricans), which was most singular from its colour.
The reptiles and batrachians of Gorgona Island, Colombia.
Notes on the batrachians and reptiles of Vigo County, Indiana.
Trapping of hygrophilous species in large number of individuals as Chironomidae is to be noted, thus their larvae can intervene in feeding of fish, batrachians and water birds of Reghaia Lake.
Rutter was active in the Stanford Zoology Club where he was elected "Secretary of Batrachians [=Amphibians]" during the fall of 1893 and he also gave presentations on his natural history work (Anonymous, 1893a, 1894a).