Pipidea

Pipidea

[pə′pid·ē·ə]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of frogs sometimes included in the suborder Opisthocoela, but more commonly placed in its own suborder, Aglossa; a definitive tongue is lacking, and free ribs are present in the tadpole but they fuse to the vertebrae in the adult.
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