A report on Palaeoplethodon

Restoration

Extinct salamander species found in Miocene Dominican amber from the Dominican Republic.

- Palaeoplethodon

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Salamander

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Salamanders are a group of amphibians typically characterized by their lizard-like appearance, with slender bodies, blunt snouts, short limbs projecting at right angles to the body, and the presence of a tail in both larvae and adults.

Salamanders are a group of amphibians typically characterized by their lizard-like appearance, with slender bodies, blunt snouts, short limbs projecting at right angles to the body, and the presence of a tail in both larvae and adults.

X-ray image of salamander
Sirens have an eel-like appearance.
Rough-skinned newt
The front part of the olm's head carries sensitive chemo-, mechano-, and electroreceptors.
Biofluorescence can be observed across various salamander species
Salamanders need moist environments to respire through their skin.
A dissected view of the levatores arcuum muscles in a Necturus maculosus specimen. These (shown in the purple circles) move the external gills, as a means of respiration.
The head of a tiger salamander
A fire salamander's striking black and yellow pattern warns off predators
Sierra newt amplexus found in stream at Woolman Semester in Nevada County, California
Neotenic axolotl, showing external gills
The threatened hellbender
Karaurus sharovi
A salamander unharmed in the fire, 1350
Ukiyo-e print by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797–1861) depicting a giant salamander being stabbed by the samurai Hanagami Danjō no jō Arakage

They also lived on the Caribbean Islands during the early Miocene epoch, confirmed by the discovery of Palaeoplethodon hispaniolae, found trapped in amber in the Dominican Republic.

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Dominican amber

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Amber from the Dominican Republic derived from resin of the extinct tree Hymenaea protera.

Amber from the Dominican Republic derived from resin of the extinct tree Hymenaea protera.

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Anochetus intermedius, an ant
Odontomachus spinifer

Palaeoplethodon