Cryptobranchidae


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Related to Cryptobranchidae: giant salamander
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Noun1.Cryptobranchidae - large aquatic salamanders: hellbenders; giant salamanders
amphibian family - any family of amphibians
Caudata, order Caudata, order Urodella, Urodella - salamanders; newts; congo snakes
Cryptobranchus, genus Cryptobranchus - type genus of the Cryptobranchidae
genus Megalobatrachus, Megalobatrachus - giant salamanders; in some classifications included in the genus Cryptobranchus
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Histology of the reproductive organs of Cryptobranchus alleganiensis (Caudata: Cryptobranchidae) in Missouri.
Despite the similarity of the genital kidney to that of sirenids, the pelvic kidney of the Rhyacotritonidae is most similar to that of the Cryptobranchidae and the Hynobiidae (i.e., collecting ducts that communicate individually with the cranial portion of the cloaca), a condition that could be considered homoplastic in the context of our current understanding of salamander phylogeny.
The Cryptobranchidae family or "Giant Salamanders" consists of two extant genera.