Batrachian is an adjective related to the habits, shapes and the characteristics of frogs and toads. In Greek, a batrakhos is a frog. In short, something that can squat, has protruding eyes, webbed hindfeet on long hindlegs, and short frontlegs, is batrachian. Deep-sea divers, athletic long-jumpers, and the incessant squats of participants warming-up for sporting events, look decidedly batrachian. The genus Rana, or true frogs, has about 300 members and one of them, the African leapfrog, Rana fasciata can jump the furthest of all. Single leaps of more than 4.3 metres have been measured! Adolph-Théodore Brongniart (1801-1876) originally divided the reptile kingdom into four large orders, with the frogs belonging to the order of the Batrachia. In modern classification, the order of the class Ampibia, is restricted to those animals only, as frogs and toads, of which their larval state discard the tails and gills. The frame of a rather large frog, ready to leap forward, was made on Thursday, 27 May 1993 of Kiaat (Pterocarpus angolensis) and Imbuia (Phoebe porosa).