family Plethodontidae

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Related to family Plethodontidae: lungless salamander, dusky salamander
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Plethodontidae - small mostly terrestrial New World salamanders having neither lungs nor gills as adults
amphibian family - any family of amphibians
Caudata, order Caudata, order Urodella, Urodella - salamanders; newts; congo snakes
genus Plethodon, Plethodon - type genus of the Plethodontidae
lungless salamander, plethodont - mostly terrestrial salamanders that breathe through their thin moist skin; lay eggs in moist places on land; rarely enter water
Desmograthus, genus Desmograthus - an amphibian genus of Plethodontidae
Aneides, genus Aneides - climbing salamanders
Batrachoseps, genus Batrachoseps - slender salamanders
genus Hydromantes, Hydromantes - web-toed salamanders
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Previous laboratory studies on local populations of ecologically similar predators have shown that competition may be an important mechanism influencing the distribution of secondary and tertiary consumers in the litter of temperate forests in northeast Ohio (Gall et al., 2003, carabid beetles; Hickerson et al., 2004, centipedes; Anthony et al., 2007, centipedes; Figura, 2007, spiders), and a growing body of evidence suggests that terrestrial salamanders in the family Plethodontidae are important regulators of invertebrate communities and of decomposition of organic material on temperate forest-floors (Burton and Likens, 1975; Hairston, 1987; Wyman, 1998; Rooney et al., 2000; Walton, 2005; Walton and Steckler, 2005).
Comparison of the symbiotic fauna of the family Plethodontidae in the Ouachita Mountains of western Arkansas.
Comparative osteology and evolution of the lungless salamanders, family Plethodontidae. Mem.
Family Plethodontidae.--The only plethodontid seen within the study area was a single two-lined salamander (Eurycea cirrigera, ISUVC #4104).
The salamanders of the family Plethodontidae. Smith College, Northhampton, Massachusetts.

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