lungless salamander

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Related to lungless salamander: Proteidae, Salamandridae, Cryptobranchidae, genus Salamandra
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Synonyms for lungless salamander

mostly terrestrial salamanders that breathe through their thin moist skin

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Comparative osteology and evolution of the lungless salamanders, family Plethodontidae.
Terrestrial lungless salamanders are known to reach very high densities in certain forested ecosystems of the United States (Bailey et al.
The Appalachian Highlands of the southeastern US is a hot spot for lungless salamander diversity, with species occupying a variety of moist or wet environments including living in streams, underground, among the leaf litter of the forest floor, up cliffs and in trees.
Role of temperature and water in the ecology of lungless salamanders.
For example, lungless salamanders require the heavily rotted logs that are retained.
The team of scientists, who work for Reptile and Amphibian Ecology International, also identified four new species of stick insect, three species of lungless salamanders, a tiny, scaly-eyed gecko known as Lepidoblepharis buschwaldii and a bushmaster, which is the longest viper in the world.
Lungless salamanders, though, breathe through a system of minute capillary vessels in their skin and the lining of their mouths.
Their smooth skin, stout legs, and sturdy keeled tail distinguish these lungless salamanders from the red eft stage of the red-spotted newt.