Plethodontidae


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Related to Plethodontidae: Sirenidae, dusky salamander, Ambystomatidae, Salamandridae, Proteidae, lungless salamander
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Noun1.Plethodontidae - small mostly terrestrial New World salamanders having neither lungs nor gills as adults
amphibian family - any family of amphibians
Caudata, order Caudata, order Urodella, Urodella - salamanders; newts; congo snakes
genus Plethodon, Plethodon - type genus of the Plethodontidae
lungless salamander, plethodont - mostly terrestrial salamanders that breathe through their thin moist skin; lay eggs in moist places on land; rarely enter water
Desmograthus, genus Desmograthus - an amphibian genus of Plethodontidae
Aneides, genus Aneides - climbing salamanders
Batrachoseps, genus Batrachoseps - slender salamanders
genus Hydromantes, Hydromantes - web-toed salamanders
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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.
Northeastern Alabama supports a high diversity of salamanders, approximately twenty-eight species represented by five families (Ambystomidae, Crytobranchidae, Plethodontidae, Proteidae, and Salamandridae).
Plethodontidae (lungless salamanders) is the largest family of salamanders, containing 27 genera in two subfamilies (Desmognathinae and Plethodontinae; Dunn 1926; Petranka 1998).