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Anura \A*nu"ra\ ([.a]*n[=u]"r[.a]), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. 'an priv. + o'yra` a tail.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the orders of amphibians characterized by the absence of a tail, as the frogs and toads. [Written also anoura.]


Anoura is a genus of leaf-nosed bats from Central and South America.

Usage examples of "anoura".

Since red-bellied toads and yellow-bellied toads are smaller than common toads, and he reckons the length of the flat bodies one at five centimeters, two at five and a half, and one at six, they must have been anouras and not common toads, which sometimes grow to a length of fifteen centimeters.