from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The typical genus of the family Cryptobranchidæ, containing the gigantic salamander of Japan, Cryptobranchus maximus, which sometimes attains a length of 6 feet, and is the largest living amphibian. The genus is better known under the name of Sieboldia.
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- noun type genus of the Cryptobranchidae
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French islands of Takaroa, Rangiroa and Raroia, calling them simply cryptobranchus salamandroides; there was also a report from H.W. Spence in which he claimed to have recognised a new order of pelagidae, native to the Gilbert Isles, which could be classified under the species name of pelagotriton spencei.
Many scientists insisted that pelagotriton spencei was the same as cryptobranchus tinckeri or that Mignards salamander was no other than andrias scheuchzeri; there were many disputes about priority and other purely scientific questions.