: a genus (the type of the family Polypedatidae) of Old World tree frogs related to the Ranidae but distinguished by cylindrical transverse sacral processes

Word History


New Latin, probably irregular from poly- + Greek pēdētēs leaper, dancer, from pēdan to leap, jump; akin to Latin ped-, pes foot

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“Polypedates.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polypedates. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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