- belonging or pertaining to the superorder Salientia, comprising the frogs and toads (order Anura) and extinct species.
- a salientian amphibian.
Origin of salientian
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Unfortunately, this aspect of salientian population ecology has received no intensive study.A Review of the Middle American Tree Frogs of the Genus Ptychohyla
William E. Duellman
- another word for anuran
C19: from New Latin Salientia, literally: leapers, from Latin salīre to leap