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salamander

(săl′ə-măn′dər)
n.
1. Any of various small, tailed amphibians of the order Caudata, having porous scaleless skin and usually two pairs of limbs of equal size, found chiefly in northern temperate regions.
2. A portable stove used to heat or dry buildings under construction.

sal′a·man′drine (-drĭn) adj.

salamander

a suborder of amphibians that includes three families and a wide variety of genera. They are all characterized by their unique life history which they pass partly on land in a terrestrial form (efts) and partly in water as an aquatic form (newt). Both forms are lizard-like and some of them have bright and distinctive coloring. Reproduction usually occurs in the aquatic phase. Neoteny, the maintenance of larval characteristics throughout life, is a common phenomenon in these animals.

salamander poisoning
dogs and cats mouthing salamanders may become distressed with excessive salivation, muscular weakness and incoordination and rarely convulsions.
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HETEROKONTOPHYTA Chrysophyceae Synurales Synuraceae Mallomonas caudata (Ivanov) Mallomonas acaroides (Perry) Synura uvella (Ehr.
Lipids occurred in high concentrations (10%) in fruits of Neobuxbaumia tetetzo, leaves and flowers of Cyrtocarpa procera, seeds of Celtis caudata and Bursera aptera, and latex of Plumeria rubra (Table 2).
Species expected Common name F R M N Caudata Ambystomatidae Ambystoma jefjersonianum Jefferson's salamander X X A.
variabilis includes the five genera of anurans, Bufo, Gastrophryne, Hyla, Pseudacris, Rana, two genera of Caudata, Ambystoma, Notophthalmus; two genera of lizards, Scincella, Ophisaurus; three of snakes, Heterodon, Micrurus, Storeria; and one of tortoises, Terrapene (Baker 1987).
caudata (a gallery forest species) seem to replace each other ecologically and geographically, with the region of turnover somewhere near Caracarai.
The coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) of Caudata (Amphibia), with descriptions of two new species from North America.
CLASS AMPHIBIA Order Caudata (salamanders) Family Cryptobranchidae (hellbenders) Crytobranchus alleganiensis (Daudin) hellbender S Family Proteidae (mudpuppies) Necturus macidosus (Rafinesque), mudpuppy I Family Ambystomatidae (mole salamanders) Ambystoma barbouri Kraus & Petranka, streamside SE salamander A.
Taxonomy of Grismer (1993) Newly proposed taxonomy Caudata Plethodontidae Batrachoseps pacificus major B.
caudata with his student Betsy Brown and post-doctoral fellows Leslie G.
Koch Northern X X Tetragnatha caudata Emerton Eastern X X Tetragnatha elongata Walckenaer Eastern X X Tetragnatha extensa (Linnaeus) Northern X Tetragnatha guatemalensis Eastern X X O.
Oyster drills, [Urosalpinx cinerea (Say, 1822) and Eupleura caudata (Say, 1822)], preyed extensively on seed oysters on private beds and they prevented public oyster beds from expanding to locations where salinities were >15-18 0/00 in about all East Coast States.