Firstly, contests between males to control mating territories may promote the development of proportionally bigger heads with powerful jaw muscles as, for example, in the plethodontid salamanders of the genus Aneides
(Davis 2002); nonetheless, this behaviour has never been observed in the European cave salamanders (Zanetti & Salvidio 2006).
The green salamander (Aneides
aeneus) is a rare species associated with rock outcrop habitats of the Appalachian Plateau and Blue Ridge Province (Petranka, 1998).
Molecular systematics of Plethodon and Aneides
(Caudata: Plethodontidae: Plethodontini): Phylogenetic analysis of an old and rapid radiation.
The recovery of Aneides
ferreus/vagrans from early-middle Holocene deposits in Bear Den Cave is a first for this species group.
CREVICE USE BY SALAMANDERS IN NORTHEASTERN ALABAMA WITH AN EMPHASIS ON THE GREEN SALAMANDER, ANEIDES
In addition, this parasite has a wide geographic range as it has been reported in salamanders of the genera Aneides
, Desmognathus, Eurycea, Leurognathus, Notopthalmus from California, Illinois, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia (see Joy & Tucker 2001 for summation).
blairi), hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis), red salamander (Pseudotriton ruber), green salamander (Aneides
aeneus), and northern dusky salamander (Desmognathus fuscus), were not found.
(1981) propose a similar explanation for the diversity of the plethodontid salamander genus Aneides
, in which the complimentary rearrangement of carpals and tarsals better adapt species for climbing.
The feeding ecology of Aneides
flavipunctatus and sympatric plethodontid salamanders in Northwestern California.
Ensatina has a relatively stout centrum, with a ratio about 2.50, and those of extant Aneides
range from 1.80 to 2.40 (Wake 1966).
tigrinum (Green), tiger salamander I Family Salamandridae (newts) Notophthalmus viridescens (Rafinesque), eastern new I Family Plethodontidae (lungless salamanders) Aneides
aeneus (Cope & Packard), green salamander SE Desmognathus fuscus (Green), northern SE dusky salamander Eurycea cirrigera (Green), two-lined salamander C, S E.longicauda (Green), longtail salamander S E.lucifuga Rafinesque, cave salamander S Hemidactylium scutatum (Schlegel), four-toed N, C salamander Plethodon cinereus (Green), redback salamander I P.