The neotenic amphibians are species that present a phyletically truncated development with absence of a complete metamorphosis, as well known in Ambystomatidae family (Reilly & Brandon, 1994), this species of ambystomatidae like mole salamanders
retaining larval characteristics, what has been described as an adaptation to aquatic life (Reilly & Brandon).
The eggs, found in roughly 8,000 cubic feet of water, belong to wood frogs and, most likely, yellow spotted mole salamanders
, neither of which is an endangered species, Mr.
Flatwoods salamanders are a type of amphibian often known as "mole salamanders
" because they spend much of their life burrowed underground.
During much of the year, the woods may have served as the reservoir for the eft stage of the newt, for some of the mole salamanders
(Ambystoma spp.), and for species such as the wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus).
Hybrids and genetic interactions of mole salamanders
(Ambystoma jeffersonianum and A.
Most of the time, mole salamanders
live in tunnels inside rotting logs or underground in burrows, foraging for worms and insect larvae.
Because of this and the overall size of the vertebra (see below) SEKI-20167 does not belong to Ambystoma (mole salamanders
, Ambystomatidae) or Diacamptodon (giant salamanders, Dicamptodontidae [Dicamptodontinae of Frost et al.
The highly fossorial habits of adult mole salamanders
(Ambystoma talpoideum) have made them difficult to study.
Marbled salamanders are unique among the mole salamanders
in both color and behavior.
This spring, more than 200 Rhode Islanders in two dozen communities took turns playing crossing guard: for mole salamanders
and wood frogs migrating across highways.
Based on the results from the ANOVA (Table 6), mole salamanders
, southern toads and eastern newts have significantly more days [year.sup.-1] of surface activity in the hardwood forest than in the pine forests.
Wood frogs and mole salamanders
only breed in these temporary bodies of water and rely on them as nurseries for their young.