A tailed amphibian, the three-toed amphiuma, Amphiuma tridactyla.

Amphiuma

A tailed amphibian, the three-toed amphiuma, Amphiuma tridactyla.

Development of young warty-newts.

Development of young warty-newts

Development of young warty-newts.

Skull of <em>salamandra maculosa</em>, the fire salamander.

Skull of fire salamander

Skull of salamandra maculosa, the fire salamander.

"It is one to two feet long, dark slate color, feeds on worms, crawfish, fishes, and aquatic reptiles. It is very voracious, and nothing it can master is spared." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Alleghany hell-bender

"It is one to two feet long, dark slate color, feeds on worms, crawfish, fishes, and aquatic reptiles.…

"Two feet long, black above and dusky beneath. It is of an eel-like form, lives in the muddy water of the rice swamps, and feeds on worms and insects." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Siren lacretina

"Two feet long, black above and dusky beneath. It is of an eel-like form, lives in the muddy water of…

The Common Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) is a species of aquatic salamander found throughout the northeastern United States, and parts of Canada. Pictured here is the hyoid and branchial apparatus

Hyoid and Branchial Apparatus of the Common Mudpuppy

The Common Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) is a species of aquatic salamander found throughout the northeastern…

The Common Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) is a species of aquatic salamander found throughout the northeastern United States, and parts of Canada. Mudpuppies prefer shallow water with many places to hide, but have been found at depths of up to 90 feet. The mating season is late autumn, however eggs are not laid until late spring when 50 to 100 eggs are deposited in a nest cavity under a rock or other object. It takes 1 to 2 months for the eggs to hatch and 4 to 6 years for the young to reach maturity. Mudpuppies may live for up to 20 years.

Common Mudpuppy

The Common Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) is a species of aquatic salamander found throughout the northeastern…

The Common Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) is a species of aquatic salamander found throughout the northeastern United States, and parts of Canada. Pictured here is the dorsal view of the cranium.

Cranium of the Common Mudpuppy (Dorsal View)

The Common Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) is a species of aquatic salamander found throughout the northeastern…

The Common Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) is a species of aquatic salamander found throughout the northeastern United States, and parts of Canada. Pictured here is the lateral view of the cranium.

Cranium of the Common Mudpuppy (Lateral View)

The Common Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) is a species of aquatic salamander found throughout the northeastern…

The Common Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) is a species of aquatic salamander found throughout the northeastern United States, and parts of Canada. Pictured here is the ventral view of the cranium.

Cranium of the Common Mudpuppy (Ventral View)

The Common Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) is a species of aquatic salamander found throughout the northeastern…

A tailed amphibian, the Necturus.

Necturus

A tailed amphibian, the Necturus.

The common newt is a specimen of the Salamander family. It eats tadpoles and worms, which it eats with a peculiar quick snap, Hooker, 1882.

Newt

The common newt is a specimen of the Salamander family. It eats tadpoles and worms, which it eats with…

"In the newt a tail is superadded to the extremities, the tail and the extremities both acting in swimming."&mdash;Pettigrew, 1874

Crested Newt

"In the newt a tail is superadded to the extremities, the tail and the extremities both acting in swimming."—Pettigrew,…

"It is three and a half inches long, the skin smooth as a frog's; it lives in ponds and ditches, and is devoured in great quantites by fish of various kinds.' &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Smooth newt

"It is three and a half inches long, the skin smooth as a frog's; it lives in ponds and ditches, and…

The mud puppy has two pairs of legs. It also has persistent external gills. It can attain a length of two feet.

Mud Puppy

The mud puppy has two pairs of legs. It also has persistent external gills. It can attain a length of…

In the land salamander, the body is black and warty with long irregular yellow spots distributed over the head, back, sides, feet and tail.

Salamander

In the land salamander, the body is black and warty with long irregular yellow spots distributed over…

"Salamander is a genus of reptiles closely allied to the frog, from which it differs in having an elongated body terminated by a tail, and four feet of equal length. Together with the frog, this genus is included under the order Batrachia, and is easily distinguished from the lizards by having no nails on the toes, a naked skin destitute of scales, and a heart with a single auricle. "&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Salamander

"Salamander is a genus of reptiles closely allied to the frog, from which it differs in having an elongated…

A class of animals allied to the newts, which closely resemble the lizards. Many species have been described. All have an elongated body, long tail, and four legs.

Salamander

A class of animals allied to the newts, which closely resemble the lizards. Many species have been described.…

A salamander.

Salamander

A salamander.

The name given to various animals included in the class Amphibia and in the order Urodela of that class. The salamanders may be divided into the land salamander and the water salamanders.

Cold Blooded Salamander

The name given to various animals included in the class Amphibia and in the order Urodela of that class.…

"Salamanders have the honor of appearing prominently in fabulous narratives. The Greeks believed that they could live in fire."

Land-Salamander

"Salamanders have the honor of appearing prominently in fabulous narratives. The Greeks believed that…

"Is five to seven inches long,; blueish-black, with bright yellow spots; habits nocturnal, living under rocks, stones, and decaying trees, found from Maine to Maryland." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Violet-colored salamander

"Is five to seven inches long,; blueish-black, with bright yellow spots; habits nocturnal, living under…

"The Land Salamanders, unlike the Tritons, are ovo-viparous, though the young at first inhabit the water and undergo metamorphoses till they arrive at the mature state which fits them for living on land, where they haunt cool and moist places, being not unfrequently found about fallen timber or old walls. Their food primarily consists of insects, worms, and small molluscous animals." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Salamanders

"The Land Salamanders, unlike the Tritons, are ovo-viparous, though the young at first inhabit the water…

A scaled, harmless lizard of the Scincidae family. Some have brilliant blue stripes running along the length of the tail.

Skink

A scaled, harmless lizard of the Scincidae family. Some have brilliant blue stripes running along the…

The common warty-newt of Europe... is six inches long, and is common in large ponds and ditches, where it feeds voraciously on aquatic insects and other small animals, such as tadpoles, newts, etc.". It swims chiefly by its tail" &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Common warty-newt

The common warty-newt of Europe... is six inches long, and is common in large ponds and ditches, where…