hellbender

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hellbender:

see salamandersalamander,
an amphibian of the order Urodela, or Caudata. Salamanders have tails and small, weak limbs; superficially they resemble the unrelated lizards (which are reptiles), but they are easily distinguished by their lack of scales and claws, and by their moist, usually
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hellbender

[′hel¦ben·der]
(vertebrate zoology)
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis. A large amphibian of the order Urodela which is the most primitive of the living salamanders, retaining some larval characteristics.
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Reproduction of the hellbender, Cryptobranchus allegheniensis, in Indiana.
The nests and nest site selection by Ozark hellbenders, Cryptobranchus allegheniensis bishopi Grobman.
Habitat differences affecting age class distributions of the hellbender salamander, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis.
Winter Breeding of Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi in Arkansas.