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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek λισσός (lissós, smooth) + ἀμφίβια (amphíbia), nominative neuter plural of ἀμφίβιος (amphíbios, two types of life), from ἀμφί (amphí, of both kinds) + βίος (bíos, life).

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Lissamphibia

  1. A taxonomic subclass within the class Amphibia – the recent (early Mesozoic to present) amphibia.

Usage notesEdit

Lissamphibia has previously been used to include all extant amphibians, while excluding the main Paleozoic tetrapod groups. There is debate as to whether it constitutes a clade. Some writers argue that Gerobatrachus hottoni (early Permian) belongs in Lissamphibia. For more details, see   Lissamphibia on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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