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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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The status and conservation of the eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis): directions for the future.
1971: Some Aspects of the Ecology of the Hellbender, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis in a Pennsylvania Stream.
The use of species distribution models (SDMs) to evaluate the distribution of the Eastern Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) in Tennessee, U.S.A.
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