Definition of salientian in English:

salientian

adjective & noun

Zoology
  • See Salientia

    • ‘The linea masculina proves to be characteristic of the males of many species of salientians of various families, and is conspicuous even in the common species used for laboratory dissection in Europe and America.’
    • ‘The Lower Triassic salientian Triadobatrachus exhibits early stages in the evolution of the anuran skull that enable close comparison with Palaeozoic dissorophoid amphibians and point to the early evolution of anuran hearing and vocalization.’