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Noun1.Hydromantes - web-toed salamanders
amphibian genus - any genus of amphibians
family Plethodontidae, Plethodontidae - small mostly terrestrial New World salamanders having neither lungs nor gills as adults
web-toed salamander - any of several salamanders with webbed toes and very long extensile tongues; excellent climbers that move with ease over smooth rock surfaces
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1995: Morphologic and genetic studies of the European plethodontid salamanders: taxonomic inferences (genus Hydromantes).
1998: Haltung und zucht des Sardischen hohlensalamanders Hydromantes imperialis (Stefani, 1969) und einige beobachtungen zur Okologie der europaischen Hohlensalamander.
Dr Stephen Deban from the University of South Florida and his colleague, Jason Richardson, focused on Hydromantes platycephalus, a salamander species that can shoot its tongue a distance of 80 percent of its body length in less than 20 thousandths of a second.
The cr of other plethodontids is greater, illustrating their long, slender vertebrae: Plethodon (2.9-3.4), Hydromantes (3.0-3.9), Batrachoseps (3.0-3.5) (cr data from Wake 1966).
A complete separation of these processes occurs with Ensatina, some species of Aneides, most species of Plethodon, and Hydromantes. If we conclude that SEKI-20167 has a connection at least at the proximal end, then the vertebra does not belong to Ensatina, Hydromantes, or some species of Aneides or Plethodon.
Su dieta puede componerse de huevos y neonatos de tortugas galapagos (Geochelone sp.), petreles (Pterodroma phaeopygia) e iguanas de tierra (Conolophus subcristatus) (Baber y Coblentz 1987), salamandras (Hydromantes sp.) (Scott y Pelton 1975), sapos (Asahi 1975), carrona (Barrett 1971) y lobos de mar (Zalophus californianus) (Challies 1975).
Other long muscles allow the hydromantes salamander to launch its tongue like a projectile, a system that has previously been seen only in chameleons and frogs, according to a report in the Sept.
Centrum ratios (*) range from 2.80-3.25 on the fossils, which are similar to those of extant Plethodon, Hydromantes, and Batrachoseps.