Herpetology/Salamanders

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This page contains information on salamanders on the Herpetology List. For more general information about the event, see Herpetology.

Order Caudata/Urodela (salamanders)

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Family Cryptobranchidae (hellbenders)

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Family Dicamptodontidae (giant salamanders)

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Family Proteidae (mudpuppies and water dogs)

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Family Rhyacotritonidae (torrent or seep salamanders)

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Family Amphiumidae (amphiumas)

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Family Sirenidae (sirens)

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Family Ambystomatidae (mole salamanders)

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Family Salamandridae (newts)

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Family Plethodontidae (lungless salamanders)

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Genus Desmognathus (dusky salamanders)

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Genus Plethodon (woodland salamanders)

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Genus Ensatina

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Genus Aneides (green/climbing salamanders)

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Genus Batrachoseps (slender salamanders)

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Genus Hydromantes (web-toed salamanders)

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Genus Hemidactylium (four-toed salamanders)

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Genus Gyrinophilus (spring salamander)

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Genus Pseudotriton (red and mud salamanders)

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Genus Eurycea (brook salamanders)

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Genus Typhlomolge (Texas and Blanco blind salamanders)

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