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see mud puppymud puppy,
common name for North American salamanders of the genus Necturus, found in rivers and streams throughout the E United States and SE Canada. The name derives from an erroneous belief that mud puppies bark.
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Gastrointestinal parasites of the cave salamander, Eurycea lucifuga Rafinesque, from the southeastern United States.
carolinae was collected from Ranie Willis Cave (Tennessee Cave Survey Number TFR20) along the Tennessee-Alabama state line in southern Franklin County, Tennessee while surveying for the Tennessee Cave Salamander, Gyrinophilus palleucus.
Comparative Demography of the Tennessee Cave Salamander (Gyrinophilus palleucus) in Middle Tennessee.
Mountain Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus ochrophaeus, undescribed form), Cave Salamander (Eurycea lucifuga), Spring Salamander (Gyrinophilus porphyriticus), Northern Zigzag Salamander (Plethodon dorsalis), Little Brown Skink (Scincella lateralis), Midland Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon pleuralis).
Europe's spookily pale and blind cave salamanders, called olms, include a dark form with what look like functional eyes, Susan Milius reported in "What's odd about a dark, big-eyed salamander" (SN: 4/30/16, p.