lungless salamander

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Related to lungless salamander: Proteidae, Salamandridae, Cryptobranchidae, genus Salamandra
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Noun1.lungless salamander - mostly terrestrial salamanders that breathe through their thin moist skin; lay eggs in moist places on land; rarely enter water
salamander - any of various typically terrestrial amphibians that resemble lizards and that return to water only to breed
family Plethodontidae, Plethodontidae - small mostly terrestrial New World salamanders having neither lungs nor gills as adults
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They are a lungless salamander, meaning that they absorb oxygen solely through their skin.
lungless salamander -- -- 1 Plethodontidae genus et species unidentified -- -- 1 Salamandlidae Taricha torosa, California newt x -- -- REPTILIA, SQUAMATA Phrynosomatidae Phrynosoma coronatum, coastal horned lizard x -- -- Sceloporus graciosos, sagebrush lizard x -- -- S.
The Cumberland Plateau Salamander [Plethodon kentucki (Mittleman)] is a large terrestrial lungless salamander confined to the Cumberland Plateau of the central Appalachian Mountains (Mittleman, 1951; Highton and MacGregor, 1983).
London, July 9 (ANI): A striking new species of lungless salamander has been found living in a small stream in the Appalachian foothills of the US.
Plethodon cinereus, a terrestrial lungless salamander, can become confined to moist, relatively simple environments and so the localized effects of this predator should be most pronounced during dry periods when prey are trapped within territories under cover objects.
idahoensis), the sole lungless salamander (Plethodontidae) of the northern Rocky Mountains.