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Noun1.Hydromantes - web-toed salamanders
amphibian genus - any genus of amphibians
family Plethodontidae, Plethodontidae - small mostly terrestrial New World salamanders having neither lungs nor gills as adults
web-toed salamander - any of several salamanders with webbed toes and very long extensile tongues; excellent climbers that move with ease over smooth rock surfaces
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Dr Stephen Deban from the University of South Florida and his colleague, Jason Richardson, focused on Hydromantes platycephalus, a salamander species that can shoot its tongue a distance of 80 percent of its body length in less than 20 thousandths of a second.
A complete separation of these processes occurs with Ensatina, some species of Aneides, most species of Plethodon, and Hydromantes.
These two processes are directly above each other on Hydromantes and Batrachoseps, indicating that SEKI-20167 is not either of these two genera.
Other long muscles allow the hydromantes salamander to launch its tongue like a projectile, a system that has previously been seen only in chameleons and frogs, according to a report in the Sept.
No alar expansion (*) is present on the fossils, or on extant Batrachoseps and Hydromantes (as it is on some species of Aneides).