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  San Diego Zoo's Animal Bytes: Salamander & Newt
The name "siren" is generally given to salamanders that have lungs as well as gills and never develop beyond the larval stage.
Since salamanders need to stay cool and moist to survive, those that live on land are found in shady forested areas.
All salamanders are carnivores, but they are seldom in a hurry to catch their meals.
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  salamander. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Salamanders have tails and small, weak limbs; superficially they resemble the unrelated lizards (which are reptiles), but they are easily distinguished by their lack of scales and claws, and by their moist, usually smooth skins.
Salamanders are found in damp regions of the northern temperate zone and are most abundant in North America.
The newts are a large, widely distributed family of salamanders; North American species include the red-spotted newt, which goes through a terrestrial stage known as the red eft.
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  Salamander - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Salamander habitat is generally restricted to mostly the northern hemisphere, with the exception of a few species living in the northernmost part of South America.
Later Paracelsus suggested that the salamander was the elemental of fire.
In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the salamander, along with the mythical phoenix, is a symbol of the firemen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Salamander   (819 words)

  
 Salamander Interactive | Digital Design Studio | Vancouver
To a salamander in its natural environment the advantage of being amphibious is the ability to live both on land and in water -- a Duality of Abilities.
At Salamander Interactive (SI) we also have a Duality of Abilities, but instead of being able to live both on land and in water we are able to provide Form and Function to our Clients unique media solution requirements.
SI is pleased to announce the launch of BonfireFestival.com, a revamp of the website to better reflect the '4-day, hassle-free, art-infused weekend of exceptional music, camping and fun' that is the Bonfire Festival at the Spirit of the Rainforest Amphitheatre on the Sunshine Coast's Ruby Lake.
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 Shenandoah National Park - Shenandoah Salamander (U.S. National Park Service)
The lungless salamanders are a highly successful group that are believed to have originated in the Appalachians of eastern North America.
The Shenandoah Salamander is generally found within moist microhabitats in otherwise dry talus areas between elevations of 914 and 1143m.
Research indicates that the range of the Shenandoah Salamander is restricted in part by competition with the Red-back Salamander.
www.nps.gov /shen/naturescience/shenandoah_salamander.htm   (890 words)

  
 salamander - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Salamander, shy, elusive animal that resembles a lizard but has smooth, delicate skin instead of scales.
Amphiuma, eel-like aquatic salamander of the southeastern United States, also called the two-toed amphiuma, congo eel, conger eel, blind eel, ditch...
bullfrog, cane toad, frog, newt, salamander, toad, tree frog, Congo eel, pipa, spadefoot toad, horned toad, flying frog, arrow-poison frog, Goliath...
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 Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum
Adult salamanders migrate to wetland breeding sites on rainy nights in the winter, and may remain at the site for only 3 days before returning to their terrestrial habitats.
and other amphibian species live in terrestrial habitats most of their lives, yet breed in nearby wetlands, it is important that we protect both the aquatic and terrestrial habitats that are essential to both stages of the salamander life cycle.
In the eastern U.S. the alteration of wetlands, destruction of upland habitat, and stocking of ponds with fish have led to declines in some spotted salamander populations.
www.uga.edu /srel/spotted_salamander.htm   (327 words)

  
 Medieval Bestiary : Salamander
From the salamander comes a material that is unlike any other cloth; when it becomes dirty, it must be thrown into a fire, which will consume the dirt without harming the cloth.
Augustine [5th century CE] (City of God, Book 21, chapter 4): If the salamander lives in fire, as naturalists have recorded, this is a sufficiently convincing example that everything which burns is not consumed, as the souls in hell are not.
The salamander commonly is illustrated as a lizard in or moving through a fire.
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 Salamander
Salamander, common name for most members of the tailed AMPHIBIA (order Caudata).
Salamanders are found mainly in the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere but also occur southward to northern Africa, Iran and northern Burma and to northern S America.
In Canada, salamanders occur from the Maritimes to BC and N to central Labrador and northern BC; none have been recorded from the Island of Newfoundland.
www.canadianencyclopedia.ca /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&ArticleId=A0007124   (86 words)

  
 JewishEncyclopedia.com - SALAMANDER   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When King Manasseh was about to sacrifice Hezekiah to Moloch, the child's mother anointed her son with the blood of a salamander, that the fire might not injure him (Sanh.
The salamander shows that certain animals are naturally proof against fire, for it is said to extinguish a flame by passing through it" ("Historia Animalium," v.
On the salamander as the elemental spirit of fire in the Middle Ages see "Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon," 14th ed., vi.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=67&letter=S   (501 words)

  
 Salamanders and Newts
Salamanders, newts and caecilians (a legless, salamander-type animal) all belong in the order Amphibia along with frogs and toads, ancestors of the first aquatic vertebrates to begin to colonize that other earthly environment - land.
Salamanders from temperate climates will not need special heating as long as they can be kept at the same temperatures they would encounter in their native habitat.
Salamanders from cooler climates bury themselves in soil or in the mud at the bottom of ponds, going deep enough to avoid frost and to maintain an even temperature.
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 Tiger Salamander
The Tiger Salamander is the most widespread salamander species in North America and is one of the few that is capable of tolerating the dry conditions of many regions in the interior of North America.
The larvae of the Tiger Salamander are pond-type and have large gills and tail fins.
Belonging to the family of mole salamanders, the tiger salamander's key identification points are: a broad flat head with a rounded snout, ridiculously small eyes, and a pair of tubercles on the bottom of the feet.
www.angelfire.com /in/reptileland/salamander.html   (1472 words)

  
 Salamander Candy: Amphibians Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: )
My own personal experiences with salamanders began when I was an undergraduate at Cornell University in upstate New York, and I worked in the coolest lab on campus.
Unlike other amphibians, all salamanders have a tail and legs throughout life (although their legs may be small or few in number).
Lizards, which have scales and lay water-tight eggs, are not amphibians and therefore not salamanders or newts, despite a superficial similarity.
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 salamander
Salamanders are found in damp regions of the northern temperate zone and are most abundant in North America.
Endoparasites of the Sequoyah slimy salamander, Plethodon sequoyah (Caudata: Plethodontidae), from McCurtain County, Oklahoma.(GENERAL......
Bothriocephalus rarus (Cestoidea: Pseudophyllidea) from the dwarf salamander, Eurycea quadridigitata (Amphibia: Caudata), in southern......
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 salamander
Unlike frogs, salamanders are quite elongate, retain their tails through adulthood, have front and back legs of similar size, and are born carnivores.
Woodland salamanders spend their whole lives in wet, damp environments, such as in rotting logs or between damp cobbles, but don't spend time submerged in water—not even as eggs or larvae.
Terrestrial salamanders are further along in development at hatching than the aquatic salamanders, and the young emerge from the egg looking like miniature adults.
www.wavecrestdiscoveries.com /articles/salamander.htm   (563 words)

  
 Salamander (web browser) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Salamander is a web browser for GNU/Linux that uses the GTK+/GNOME libraries.
The latest version is 0.5, released on December 13, 2003.
Besides the GTK+/GNOME libraries, Mozilla 1.4b or above is needed to run Salamander.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Salamander_web_browser   (94 words)

  
 salamander [ reviews ] perth wa australia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Salamander have raised the bar, demonstrating how the fusion of current electronic wave is colliding beautifully with musicianship, this time with the assistance of internationally renowned jazz players.
"Jazz is the sticky surface here and as WA's Salamander swing their palate around the musical universe, a number of persuasions cling, so that hip hop, funk, drum n'bass and other sound movements fill the dips in a basically colourful and sometimes abstract set.
The talented team onboard skilfully execute a jazz 'fusion', but like the hue that that word took on in the late 70s/ early 80s when maestros (including Miles) explored contemporary sound sources, Salamander sometimes sound retro even thought it's an up-to-date sound they seem to be probing.
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 Salamander
The foundation of the above fables is supposed to be the fact that the salamander secrete from the pores of his body a milky juice, which when he is irritated is produced in considerable quantity, and would defend the body from fire.
The salamander represents those who pass through the fires of passion and of this world without stain.
The salamander is also used to symbolize the flames, which it passes through, and so is a symbol of fire, temptation, and burning desire.
monsters.monstrous.com /salamander.htm   (367 words)

  
 Salamanders of New York
The tiger, spotted, Jefferson's, blue-spotted, and marbled salamanders are the New York representatives of a family known as the mole salamanders, so-called because they spend most of their adult life underground, except for a brief early spring breeding period (marbled salamanders are fall breeders).
Marbled salamanders are found in the southeastern corner of New York and are recognized by white patches on a fl body.
Four-toed salamanders are a small species associated with woodland bogs while Wehrle's salamanders barely enter the state along the Pennsylvania border.
www.esf.edu /pubprog/BROCHURE/salamanders/salamand.htm   (1275 words)

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