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Salamanders of the family Salamandridae are informally subdivided into two major subgroups, the "true salamanders" (includes genera Chioglossa, Lyciasalamandra, Mertensiella and Salamandra) and the newts (includes all remaining extant genera).
Newts of the family Salamandridae are unlike all other salamanders in having rough-textured skin that is not slimy.
A molecular phylogeny of 'true' salamanders (family Salamandridae) and the evolution of terrestriality of reproductive modes.
www.tolweb.org /tree?group=Salamandridae   (2864 words)

 MEDLINE Search on Medscape.com
Molecular phylogeny of the genus Paramesotriton (Caudata: Salamandridae).
A Bayesian approach on molecules and behavior: reconsidering phylogenetic and evolutionary patterns of the Salamandridae with emphasis on Triturus newts.
Composition and structure of helminth communities of the salamanders, Aneides lugubris, Batrachoseps nigriventris, Ensatina eschscholtzii (Plethodontidae), and Taricha torosa (Salamandridae) from California.
search.medscape.com /medline-search?queryText=Salamandridae   (328 words)

 - bethnewt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It was once classified in the genus Triturus (as were several other salamandridae that now have their own genera) and is occasionally referred to in older books as Diemyctylus viridescens.
Also, among the Salamandridae the only genera to exhibit any neoteny are Notophthalmus and Triturus (which is itself polyphyletic); the phylogenetic separation of the three groups can be seen in the accompanying chart.
All members of Salamandridae for which data is available are known to have toxic and/or noxious skin secretions(Duellman & Trueb, 250).
www.loxosceles.org /newts/evolution.shtml   (1477 words)

 Salamandridae Terms and Definitions at www.MedicalGlossary.org
Notophthalmus - A genus of newts of the Salamandridae family found in North America in areas east of the 100th meridian.
Pleurodeles - A genus of aquatic newts belonging to the family Salamandridae and sometimes referred to as "spiny" tritons.
Triturus - A genus of aquatic newts in the Salamandridae family.
www.medicalglossary.org /urodela_salamandridae_definitions.html   (277 words)

 Amazon.com: Salamandridae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Nesvts, Sirens, and \\ iterdog Salamandridae, 441 Salradora, 350 desert kola,...
A salamander in the family Salamandridae; the adults lack conspicuous costal...
limbs of Taricha granulosa (Caudata: Salamandridae): evolutionary and phylogenetic implications.
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Salamandridae&index=blended&page=1   (1035 words)

 salamander --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The order comprises 10 families, among which are newts and salamanders proper (family Salamandridae) as well as hellbenders, mud puppies, and lungless salamanders.
In higher forms, fertilization is usually internal; males of such forms often produce a spermatophore, or sperm case, which the female takes into her body through the cloacal opening.
Breeding often occurs in the water, but certain members of the Salamandridae and most species of the Plethodontidae families breed on land.
www.britannica.com /ebc/article-9065027   (1075 words)

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This taxon includes the newts, a group of rough-skinned species in the salamander family Salamandridae.
Salamanders are distinguished from other amphibians (frogs and caecilians) most obviously by the presence of a tail in all larvae, juveniles and adults, and by having limbs set at right angles to the body with forelimbs and hindlimbs of approximately equal size (except in the family Sirenidae, which lacks hindlimbs).
Living salamanders are divided taxonomically into ten taxonomic families based upon phylogeny and anatomical features: Ambystomatidae (mole salamanders), Amphiumidae (amphiumas), Cryptobranchidae (hellbenders), Dicamptodontidae (Pacific giant salamanders), Hynobiidae, Plethodontidae (lungless salamanders), Proteidae (mudpuppies), Rhyacotritonidae (torrent salamanders), Salamandridae (true salamanders and newts) and Sirenidae (sirens).
ag.arizona.edu /ENTO/tree/eukaryotes/animals/chordata/caudata/Caudata.nex   (1289 words)

 Notophthalmus viridescens - References
This is a list of cited and other related (though by no means exhaustive) references for the species, organized by last names of authors and by topics.
Toxicity of the urodele amphibians Taricha, Notophthalmus, Cynops, and Paramesotriton (Salamandridae).
Proposal to separate the family Salamandridae, Gray, into two families, according to the form of the skull.
people.wcsu.edu /pinout/herpetology/nviridescens/reference.html   (2193 words)

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Some characteristics of Salamandridae: Have usually a drier skin than most salamanders.
Many salamandrids produce toxic sectrections (tetrodotoxins) in their skin glands and these species are usually brightly colored (aposematic coloration).
There are 4 main distributions: west coast of North America, eastern North America, west to eastern Europe including northwestern Africa, and eastern India to Japan.
yellowfin.dnr.sc.gov /ACEHerpGuide/Pages/Salamanders/Salamandridae.html   (114 words)

 Syst. Biol. 44(2) Abstracts
Abstract.---Phylogenetic relationships were examined within the salamander family Salamandridae using 18 species representing 14 salamandrid genera and six outgroup taxa from the families Ambystomatidae, Dicamptodontidae, Plethodontidae, and Proteidae.
Mitochondrial DNA sequences encoding the 12S and 16S ribosomal RNA and the intervening valine transfer RNA provided 431 phylogenetically informative nucleotide sequence positions from a multiple alignment of approximately 1,000 bases per species.
[Salamandridae; molecular phylogenetics; mitochondrial DNA; congruence; feeding morphology; courtship.]
hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu /systbiol/issues/44_2/44_2abstracts.html   (1354 words)

 SALAMANDRIDAE - True Salamanders and Newts
There seems to be no one single work (at least outside academic circles) dealing with the family Salamandridae in its entirety.
Tree of Life has a very useful entry on the Family Salamandridae, including the anatomical characteristics.
LivingUnderworld.org also has a well-organised and informative set of pages on the Salamandridae.
www.cyberlizard.plus.com /salamandridae.htm   (726 words)

 schede   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
B7 Andreone F., Sindaco R. 1987 - Sulla presenza e la neotenia di Triturus alpestris apuanus (Bonaparte 1839) nella Collina di Torino (Amphibia, Urodela, Salamandridae) [The presence and neoteny of Triturus alpestris apuanus (Bonaparte 1839) in the hills of Torino (Amphibia, Urodela, Salamandridae)].
Size, movements, and influence of climate on activity in a population of the upper Po Valley (Caudata: Salamandridae).
D16 Dore B. Paraninfo A., Lodi G., Andreone F., Usai P., 1992 –; Organizzazione morfologica e attività della fosfatasi alcalina specifica del tegumento di Triturus alpestris (Urodela, Salamandridae), in fase larvale, neotenica e adulta [Morphological organisation and alcaline phosphatase activity in the integument of Triturus alpestris (Urodela, Salamandridae) in larval, neotenic and adult phase].
www.abc-onlus.org /members/f_andreone/publications.html   (9171 words)

 Search Results for salamandridae - Encyclopædia Britannica
any of more than 40 species and 10 genera of salamanders constituting the widely distributed family Salamandridae of the order Caudata.
They are called newts when aquatic and have moist skin, but are...
Any of more than 40 salamander species (family Salamandridae)...
www.britannica.com /search?query=salamandridae&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (274 words)

 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Salamandra atra
Bonato, L. and Fracasso, G. Movements, distribution pattern and density in a population of Salamandra atra aurorae (Caudata : Salamandridae).
Ribéron, A., Miaud, C., Grossenbacher, K. and Taberlet, P. Phylogeography of the Alpine salamander, Salamandra atra (Salamandridae) and the influence of the Pleistocene climatic oscillations on population divergence.
Veith, M., Steinfartz, S., Zardoya, R., Seitz, A. and Meyer, A. A molecular phylogeny of "true" salamanders (family Salamandridae) and the evolution of terrestriality of reproductive modes.
www.iucnredlist.org /search/details.php/19843/all   (1360 words)

 MavicaNET - Salamandridae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Asian Salamandridae: Paramesotriton, Pachytriton, Tylototriton, Echinotriton, Chinese Cynops, Japanese Cynops.
Es wurden Ergebnisse aus drei laufenden Untersuchungen zur Phylogenie der " Echten " Salamander innerhalb der Familie der Salamandridae vorgestellt.
Merkmale der Salamander und Molche - Salamandridae (Bestimmungsuebungen an Voegeln and Saeugern).
www.mavicanet.com /lite/bel/31207.html   (177 words)

 Newt and Salamander Discussion Forum @ Caudata.org: It is a good day today!
If you are interested in any of these articles mail me, I thought I'd share some with my fellow caudate enthusiasts.
1.Carranza, S., Arnold E.N., History of West Mediterranean newts, Pleurodeles (Amphibia: Salamandridae), inferred from old and recent DNA sequences Systematics and Biodiversity, 2004.
19.Stuart, B.L., Papenfuss, T.J., A New Salamander of the Genus Paramesotriton (Caudata: Salamandridae) from Laos Journal of Herpetology, 2002.
www.caudata.org /forum/messages/8/26246.html?1100429080   (677 words)

 Urodela: Herpetology
Family Salamandridae (Salamanders and Newts) (University of Michigan) - Text and Images.
Salamander und Molche (Salamandridae) - Text und Abbildungen.
Salamandridae (Newts and True Salamanders) - Introduction, Characteristics, Classification.
www.infochembio.ethz.ch /links/en/zool_kriecht_salamandridae.html   (182 words)

 Definition of salamandridae - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Learn more about "salamandridae " and related topics at Britannica.com
Find more about "salamandridae " instantly with Live Search
See a map of "salamandridae " in the Visual Thesaurus
www.m-w.com /dictionary/salamandridae   (41 words)

     Cynops chenggongensis (Salamandridae, Chenggong fire belly newt)
     Cynops cyanurus (Salamandridae, blue-tailed fire belly newt)
     Cynops pyrrhogaster (Salamandridae, Japanese fire belly newt)
www.speciesaccounts.org /Amphibia.htm   (296 words)

 biology - True Salamander
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The family Salamandridae consists of true salamanders and newts.
The species are spread all over the northern hemisphere - Europe, Asia, the northern tip of Africa and North America.
biologydaily.com /biology/Salamandridae   (60 words)

 Amphibian Species of the World - Salamandridae Goldfuss, 1820   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Amphibian Species of the World - Salamandridae Goldfuss, 1820
Class: Amphibia > Order: Urodela > Family: Salamandridae
Send technical inquiries about functionality of site or database to Mark Breedlove
research.amnh.org /herpetology/amphibia/references.php?id=23165   (441 words)

 ADW: Salamandra salamandra: Information
These animals are found in the following types of habitat:
Salamandra salamandra is the largest species in the family Salamandridae, ranging from 15 to 25cm long, with some individuals exceeding 30cm.
Its body is fl with yellow or orange markings that occur in patterns varying from discrete spots to large splotches or bands.
animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu /site/accounts/information/Salamandra_salamandra.html   (955 words)

 Dept. of Fish and Wildlife_635_056
(ix) Brook salamanders -- Salamandridae -- Euproctus All species and hybrids;
(xi) Eastern newt -- Salamandridae -- Notophthalmus viridescens;
(iii) Black-spotted and striped newts -- Salamandridae -- Notophthalmus meridionalis and N.
arcweb.sos.state.or.us /rules/OARS_600/OAR_635/635_056.html   (9289 words)

 Caudatamedia: Amphibien, Schwanzlurche, Molche und Salamander!
Caudata) unterteilt man in folgende 10 Familien: Amphiumidae, Cryptobranchidae, Dicamptodontidae, Hynobiidae, Ambystomatidae, Proteidae, Rhyacotritonidae, Plethodontidae, Salamandridae, Sirenidae mit etwa 350 rezenten Arten.
Davon kommen In Deutschland 8 Arten der Familie Salamandridae (Echte Salamander u.
18.05.2001 Neue Bilder in der Photogalerie unter der Rubrik Salamandridae.
www.schwanzlurche.de   (209 words)

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