Definition of Megalobatrachus
1. Noun. Giant salamanders; in some classifications included in the genus Cryptobranchus.
Generic synonyms: Amphibian Genus
Group relationships: Cryptobranchidae, Family Cryptobranchidae
Member holonyms: Giant Salamander, Megalobatrachus Maximus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Megalobatrachus
Literary usage of Megalobatrachus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Herpetology of Japan and Adjacent Territory by Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1907)
"on September 29, 1838, speaks of "the established priority" of the former,6 but, like many later authors, he evidently regarded megalobatrachus as first ..."
2. The Batrachia of North America by Edward Drinker Cope (1889)
"... rope, and megalobatrachus Tschudi. In the above cited essay of ... megalobatrachus, the great salamander of .Japan, I have determined to pertain to the ..."
3. Catalogue of the Specimens of Amphibia in the Collection of the British by John Edward Gray (1850)
"Tail depressed, roundish at the base.—Body depressed, with transverse plaits and a thick cutaneous appendage along each side. megalobatrachus Tschudi ..."
4. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1891)
"... however, that, like many other * Dr. CO Whitman kindly sends me the interesting information that the Giant Salamander of Japan (megalobatrachus maximus) ..."