Amphibia, Caudata, Plethodontidae
, Bolitoglossa medemi: Distribution eXtension.
in all other salamanders the collecting ducts bend caudally during development (Rodgers and Risley, 1938) and either anastomose and enter the cloaca (in the Plethodontidae
and some Salamandridae; Francis, 1934; Baker, 1965; Strickland, 1966), anastomose and enter Wolthan ducts (in the Ambystomatidae, Amphiumidae, and some Salamandridae, Baker, 1945; Baker and Taylor, 1964; Baker, 1965), or enter the cloaca individually (in the Cryptobranchidae and Hynobiidae; Ratcliff, 1965; Yamagiwa, 1924).
This base-line study will provide biologists insight into intestinal microbial ecology of the Plethodontidae
A fragmented sacral vertebra (SEKI-20165) is identified as Plethodontidae
genus et species indeterminate.
The southeastern United States is a biodiversity hotspot for amphibians, (347) particularly species belonging to the Plethodontidae
family, a phylogenetic group of lungless salamanders that first evolved in the Southern Appalachians.
About 60 percent of all salamanders belong to a lineage called the Plethodontidae
, which lack lungs.
8%) e Hylidae y Plethodontidae
con tres especies cada una (11.
1%) Bennett & Humes Plethodontidae
(1938) Eurycea lucifuga Tennessee 1/549 (0.
Northeastern Alabama supports a high diversity of salamanders, approximately twenty-eight species represented by five families (Ambystomidae, Crytobranchidae, Plethodontidae
, Proteidae, and Salamandridae).
(lungless salamanders) is the largest family of salamanders, containing 27 genera in two subfamilies (Desmognathinae and Plethodontinae; Dunn 1926; Petranka 1998).