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  • noun zoology Any of the Plethodontidae, a family of lungless salamanders.

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  • Phylogenetic evidence for a major reversal of life-history evolution in plethodontid salamanders.

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  • Phylogenetic evidence for a major reversal of life-history evolution in plethodontid salamanders.

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  • First collected in 2003, Karsenia is a small, somewhat robust plethodontid that recalls Plethodon in overall appearance (Min et al. 2005).

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  • The phylogenetic arrangement of plethodontid clades is interesting.

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  • New plethodontid species are routinely described from tropical America as well as from North America, including from well-studied ‘non-remote’ areas.

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  • Well, is it a coincidence that desmognathines occur in an area where plethodontid diversity is extremely high (with up to 11 direct-developing species occurring sympatrically), where non-desmognathine plethodontids dominate all ecosystems available to salamanders except for stream habitats, and in an area where direct-developing plethodontids are (get this) THE most important vertebrates in terms of biomass (Burton & Likens 1975)?

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  • Discovery of the first Asian plethodontid salamander.

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  • Discovery of the first Asian plethodontid salamander.

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  • Morphological homoplasy, life history evolution, and historical biogeography of plethodontid salamanders inferred from complete mitochondrial genomes.

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  • Speleomantes Dubois, 1984 was previously included within Hydromantes Gistel, 1848, and whether the two should be considered distinct remains one of the most contested areas in plethodontid systematics (and a new name, Hydromantoides Lanza & Vanni, 1981, has been used by some authors for the American members of Hydromantes).

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