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neobatrachians in a sentence

1. Ninety-six percent of the over 5,000 extant species of frog are neobatrachians.

2. The neobatrachians all have a palatine bone, which braces the upper jaw to the neurocranium.

3. The adductor longus muscle is present in the neobatrachians, but absent in the archaeobatrachians and some mesobatrachians.

4. For example, the palatine bone is absent in all archaeobatrachians, and present in all neobatrachians.

5. The neobatrachians seemed to have originated in Africa/India, the salamanders in East Asia and the caecilians in tropical Pangaea.

6. Modern frog species (neobatrachians and some mesobatrachians) which lack vocal sacs tend to inhabit areas close to flowing water.

7. They are generally smallish neobatrachians with a greyish-brown and usually darkly mottled back, giving them excellent camouflage among wet rocks overgrown with algae;

8. The neobatrachians seemed to have originated in Africa/India, the salamanders in East Asia and the caecilians in tropical Pangaea.

9. However, several groups like neobatrachians and lagomorphs have become widespread, becoming dominant clades across the world's faunas.

10. Neobatrachians are an indigenous clade and locally well represented as they are in Madagascar in the form of ranids, hylids, leptodactylids, pelobatids and discoglossids, as are madtsoiid snakes like Sanajeh and possibly Indophis and iguanian lizards, while anguids are from Laurasia.