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Lungless Salamanders: Plethodontidae

Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Conservation Status, Dusky Salamander (desmognathus Fuscus): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, LUNGLESS SALAMANDERS AND PEOPLE

DUSKY SALAMANDER (Desmognathus fuscus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
ARBOREAL SALAMANDER (Aneides lugubris): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
TALAMANCAN WEB-FOOTED SALAMANDER (Bolitoglossa pesrubra): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
TWO-LINED SALAMANDER (Eurycea bislineata): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
TEXAS BLIND SALAMANDER (Eurycea rathbuni): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
BELL'S SALAMANDER (Pseudoeurycea bellii): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Lungless salamanders live in southern Canada, much of the United States, and Mexico except the north-central parts of these countries. They also live in Central America and central South America. Most of the species live in the eastern and central parts of the United States. Six species live in the middle western Mediterranean region of Europe.


Lungless salamanders live in forest, woodlands, streams, springs, and caves. They thrive in wooded mountain areas. Some species live in deserts that receive fewer than 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rainfall each year. Others live in rainforests. Many species live in trees all or part of the time.


Lungless salamanders are not often seen by people.


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Animal Life ResourceAmphibians