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olm

(əʊlm; ɒlm)
n
(Animals) a pale blind eel-like salamander, Proteus anguinus, of underground streams in SE Europe, that retains its larval form throughout its life: family Proteidae. See also mudpuppy
[C20: from German]
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Noun1.olm - European aquatic salamander with permanent external gills that lives in cavesolm - European aquatic salamander with permanent external gills that lives in caves
salamander - any of various typically terrestrial amphibians that resemble lizards and that return to water only to breed
genus Proteus, Proteus - type genus of the Proteidae
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1991: Faunal notes on the caves of Samugheo and Asuni, and particularly on the cave salamander Speleomantes imperialis.
The phylogenetic position of Eurycea lucifuga, the cave salamander, and the evolution of cave-adapted species within Eurycea.
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The cave salamander, Eurycea lucifuga inhabits karst areas of the Central Highlands of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma east through the Appalachians of Kentucky and Tennessee to Virginia and West Virginia (Conant & Collins 1998).
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Students play the roles of various cave critters, including cave crayfish, cave shrimp, and cave salamander. Crawling on the carpet floor of a darkened room, the students search for food cards.