family Plethodontidae

family Plethodontidae
noun
small mostly terrestrial New World salamanders having neither lungs nor gills as adults
Syn: ↑Plethodontidae
Hypernyms: ↑amphibian family
Member Holonyms: ↑Urodella, ↑order Urodella, ↑Caudata, ↑order Caudata
Member Meronyms:

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