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Caudata (salamanders) Endangered

Synonyms: Urodela

Wikipedia Abstract

The Caudata are a group of amphibians containing the salamanders (Urodela) and all extinct species of salamander-like amphibians more closely related to salamanders than to frogs. They are typically characterized by a superficially lizard-like appearance, with slender bodies, blunt snouts, short limbs projecting at right angles to the body, and the presence of a tail in both larvae and adults.
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Ambystomatidae (mole salamanders) (14)
Cryptobranchidae (giant salamanders and hellbenders) (1)
Hynobiidae (Asiatic salamanders) (38)
Plethodontidae (lungless salamanders) (211)
Proteidae (mudpuppies and waterdogs) (1)
Salamandridae (newts and salamanders) (31)

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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0