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  Ambystomatidae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Salamanders of the family Ambystomatidae, commonly called "mole salamanders," are widely distributed throughout most of North America.
The morphological characters given below are the ones standardly used to diagnose the salamander family Ambystomatidae and to assess its phylogenetic relationships to other salamanders.
The Ambystomatidae formerly contained the genera Dicamptodon and Rhyacotriton, both of which are now placed in their own taxonomic families (Dicamptodontidae and Rhyacotritonidae, respectively).
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 Ambystomatidae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ambystomatidae is a family of salamanders belonging to the order Caudata in the class Amphibia.
The genera Dicamptodon and Rhyacotriton were formerly included in this family, but are now usually placed into their own families Dicamptodontidae and Rhyacotritonidae.
Recently, a large study of amphibian systematics (Frost et al., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 297 (2006) has placed Dicamptodon back within Ambystomatidae, based on cladistic analysis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ambystomatidae   (123 words)

Ambystoma mabeei (Caudata: Ambystomatidae): an addition to the salamander fauna of Virginia.
Parichy, D. Pigment patterns of larval salamanders (Ambystomatidae, Salamandridae): the role of the lateral line sensory system and the evolution of pattern-forming mechanisms.
Parichy, D. When neural crest and placodes collide: interactions between melanophores and the lateral lines that generate stripes in the salamander Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum (Ambystomatidae).
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 Obligation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In biology, the opposite of obligate is facultative, meaning a species is able to behave in a certain way and may do so under certain circumstances, but that it can survive without having to perform this certain behavior.
For example, species of salamanders in the family Proteidae are obligate paedomorphs, whereas species belonging to the Ambystomatidae are facultative paedomorphs.
This page was last modified 03:19, 5 August 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Obligation   (348 words)

 Ambystomatidae Terms and Definitions at www.MedicalGlossary.org
A family of the class Urodela which includes 4 living genera, about 33 species, and occurs only in North America.
Ambystoma - A genus of the Ambystomatidae family.
The best known species of this genus are the axolotl forms AMBYSTOMA MEXICANUM and Ambystoma tigrinum.
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 Cloacal anatomy of paedomorphic female Ambystoma talpoideum (Caudata: Ambystomatidae), with comments on intermorph ...
STANLEY E. Department of Biological Sciences, Arkansas State University, State University, AR 72467, U.S.A. Department of Biology, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN 46556, U.S.A. Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, U.S.A. The cloacae anatomy of paedomorphic female Ambystoma talpoideum was examined using light microscopy and histochemical techniques.
Interbreeding between morphs may occur and thus facilitate the maintenance of both morphs in nature.
Cloacal anatomy of paedomorphic female Ambystoma talpoideum (Caudata: Ambystomatidae), with comments on intermorph mating and sperm storage.
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 Ambystomatidae Family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The family Ambystomatidae is distinguished from other Idaho families of salamanders by the presence of transverse vomerine teeth
More obvious characteristics are the presence of costal grooves (vertical creases along the body), and the absence of nasolabial grooves
There are two representatives of the family Ambystomatidae here in Idaho: the Long-toed Salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum) and the Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum).
imnh.isu.edu /digitalatlas/bio/amph/main/ambyfam.htm   (68 words)

 Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia
New evidence may reveal that a group of species or genera that were once believed to be mem­bers of one family are actually more closely related to another group or are not related to the family with which they for­merly were associated.
For example, salamanders in the fam­ilies Dicamptodontidae and Rhyacotritonidae formerly were placed in the Ambystomatidae.
At the family level, the greatest diversity is in the Nearctic region, where all families (except Hynobiidae) occur, and five families (Ambystomatidae, Amphiumidae, Dicamptodontidae, Rhya­cotritonidae, and Sirenidae) are endemic.
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 Large, rapidly evolving intergenic spacers in the mitochondrial DNA of the salamander family Ambystomatidae (Amphibia: ...
Large, rapidly evolving intergenic spacers in the mitochondrial DNA of the salamander family Ambystomatidae (Amphibia: Caudata) -- McKnight and Shaffer 14 (11): 1167 -- Molecular Biology and Evolution
Large, rapidly evolving intergenic spacers in the mitochondrial DNA of the salamander family Ambystomatidae (Amphibia: Caudata)
We report the presence, in the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) of all of the
mbe.oxfordjournals.org /cgi/content/abstract/14/11/1167   (380 words)

 MavicaNET - Ambystomatidae
Каталог / Природа / Живот / Животни / Земноводни (Amphibia) / Tailed Amphibians (Caudata) / Ambystomatidae
Amphiban Information Resource - includes species databases, captive care info, photos, links, and more.
Like other members of the Order Caudata, they have slender bodies, long tails and distinct body regions with arms and legs of about the same size.
www.mavicanet.com /lite/bul/32572.html   (152 words)

 Ambystomatidae - English-French Dictionary - WordReference.com
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 Ambystomatidae (Hallowell, 1856) Mole Salamanders
amphibian, salamanders, caudata, caudate, ambystomatidae, ambystoma, mole salamander, altmirani, amblyceplalum, andersoni, annulatum, barbouri, bombypellum, californiense, cingulatum, dumerilii, flavipiperatum, gracile, granulosum, jeffersonianum, laterlae, leorae, lermaense, mabeei, macrodactylum, maculatum, mexicanum, axolotl, mavortium, opacum, ordinarium, rivulare, rosaceum, talpoideum, texanum, tigrinum, velasci
Mole Salamanders are medium sized to large terrestrial salamanders found exclusively in North America, and characterized by thick, robust limbs and bodies, and short, blunt heads.
See also the complete Amphibian Gallery, and the Member Galleries.
www.livingunderworld.org /caudata/database/ambystomatidae   (376 words)

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