, Plethodontidae, and Salamandridae; Aron, 1924; Adams, 1940; Norris, 1987; Siege; et al.
A similar malformation has now been observed in a captive population of salamanders in the family Ambystomatidae
Two species of salamanders that occur in South Dakota are very distantly related and represent two families, Ambystomatidae
Spotted salamanders are members of the mole family of salamanders, Ambystomatidae
A PHYLOGENY FOR THE SALAMANDER FAMILY AMBYSTOMATIDAE
BASED ON A NUCLEAR MARKER.
Characters of the diapophyses and parapophyses (presented above) and the overall size of the vertebrae omit the fossils from the Rhyacotritonidae, Ambystomatidae
, Dicamptodontidae, and Salamandridae.
The ability to exhibit such heterochrony in life history processes has played an important role in the evolution of many groups of salamanders, including the members of the Ambystomatidae
, and more specifically, certain members of the tiger salamander complex (Collins, 1981; Routman, 1993; Whiteman et al.
Other parthenogenetic vertebrates occur among fishes in the families Poecilidae, Atherinidae, Cottidae, and Cyprinidae, and amphibians in the families Ambystomatidae
and Ranidae (Vrijenhoek et al.
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.
tiger salamanders, using the remaining North American members of the family Ambystomatidae
The G-test or binomial test was also run for the taxonomic groups: Amphibia, Caudata, Ambystomatidae
, Anura, Hyliidae, Ranidae, Reptilia, Testudines, Eumeces, Serpentes and Mammalia.