Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of tailed amphibians with both gills and lungs, and therefore capable of breathing in both air and water, typical of the family Amphiumidæ. The genus is sometimes placed in the family Cryptobranchiidæ, with Menopoma and Sieboldia. Species occur in North America, as the Amphiuma means, which sometimes attains a length of 3 feet, and is called
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A genus of amphibians, inhabiting the Southern United States, having a serpentlike form, but with four minute limbs and two persistent gill openings; the Congo snake.
- n. aquatic eel-shaped salamander having two pairs of very small feet; of still muddy waters in the southern United States
- From the genus name. (Wiktionary)
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“Mr. Spence succeeded in transporting a live specimen to London Zoo, where it became the subject of further research and was given the names pelagobatrachus hookeri, salamandrops maritimus, abranchus giganteus, amphiuma gigas and many others.”
“Florida to the jungles of Asia to capture and study the big four of the salamander world a greater siren that breathes through gills, has two legs and can spin like a top; the two-toed amphiuma; the hellbender, with its flattened head and sagging skin the most hideous of the four; and a big, ferocious, battle-scarred beast called the denmaster.”
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