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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.
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There are no available data for the timing of sexual maturity in Atylodes genei that could validate this pattern; nevertheless, faster male maturation has been reported in one European lungless salamander (Speleomantesambrosii: 3.5 and 5 years for males and females, respectively; Salvidio 1993).
The Chinese giant salamander was one of five critically endangered amphibians found in the box, one of which had already died by the time authorities discovered them.
In order to accurately assess the salamander's avoidance of the kairomones, an avoidance score was tabulated based on salamander position in the container relative to the treatment solution (Fig.
The individual deposition of torrent salamander eggs creates ambiguity in determination of clutch size in the field.
The creature's actual length is comparable to that of the Hellbender or the Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, the largest salamander in entire North America.
The Jemez Mountains salamander is a terrestrial, lungless salamander that breathes through its skin.
Chester Zoo is home to six breeding pairs of the salamander, with a further 30 adults at the Michoacana University of Mexico and at a Mexican government fisheries centre, both located in the city of Morelia in south-west Mexico.
But scientists were amazed to find that the Chinese giant salamander wasn't one species, but actually five different ones.
Officers from the RSPCA were called to rescue what was reported to be a newt in Woodbank Park, Offerton, only to find it was a fire salamander.
The salamander was originally discovered in the 1950s by biologists near an undisturbed ephemeral pond known as Valencia Lagoon in Aptos, California.
Cricket McKay is excited to find a long-toed salamander population in her hometown, but then discovers that the salamanders are having trouble migrating from a pond to their hibernation grounds.