cryptobranchus love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The typical genus of the family Cryptobranchidæ, containing the gigantic salamander of Japan, Cryptobranchus maximus, which sometimes attains a length of 6 feet, and is the largest living amphibian. The genus is better known under the name of Sieboldia.

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  • noun type genus of the Cryptobranchidae


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  • French islands of Takaroa, Rangiroa and Raroia, calling them simply cryptobranchus salamandroides; there was also a report from H.W. Spence in which he claimed to have recognised a new order of pelagidae, native to the Gilbert Isles, which could be classified under the species name of pelagotriton spencei.

    The War with the Newts

  • Many scientists insisted that pelagotriton spencei was the same as cryptobranchus tinckeri or that Mignards salamander was no other than andrias scheuchzeri; there were many disputes about priority and other purely scientific questions.

    The War with the Newts


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