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1. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of urodela, belonging to salamandra, Amblystoma, Plethodon, and various allied genera, especially those that are more or less terrestrial in their habits.

The salamanders have, like lizards, an elongated body, four feet, and a long tail, but are destitute of scales. They are true amphibia, related to the frogs. Formerly, it was a superstition that the salamander could live in fire without harm, and even extinguish it by the natural coldness of its body. I have maintained that salamander of yours with fire any time this two and thirty years. (Shak) Whereas it is commonly said that a salamander extinguisheth fire, we have found by experience that on hot coals, it dieth immediately. (Sir T. Browne)

2. (Science: zoology) The pouched gopher (Geomys tuza) of the southern united states.

3. A culinary utensil of metal with a plate or disk which is heated, and held over pastry, etc, to brown it.

4. A large poker.

5. (Science: chemistry) Solidofied material in a furnace hearth. Giant salamander.

(Science: zoology) A species of asbestus or mineral flax.

Origin: F. Salamandre, L. Salamandra, Gr.; cf. Per. Samander, samandel.

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Re: aneuploidy and polyploidy

... extremely rare for humans, and only normally observed in hermaphroditic animals and/or ones that undergo parthenogenesis like flatworms, shrimp, salamanders, earthworms... and that it is far more common in plants suggests that this condition has not been able to adapt to higher life forms and ...

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Bio stats Shannon vs Simpson diversity indexes

... and Simpson diversity indexes and when to use one over the other. I did research on the differences in prey preference between two different salamanders and I don't know which diversity index to use. Help, please.

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by astuczka
Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:21 pm
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Pyramid of Biomass

just look for whatever can live in saltwater ecosystems, from bacteria, protozoa, small animals to salamanders, fishes and mammals and of course do not forget to plants and fungi or that kind of stuff

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by JackBean
Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:58 pm
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Topic: Pyramid of Biomass
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Common Organisms as Biomarkers and Bioindicators

also, salamanders are considered as bioindicators. Something else could be reed, as they need lot of phosphorus

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by JackBean
Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:12 pm
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... but maybe it is well-fed :) Or maybe it is carrying spawn or something. But I really cannot imagine any other animal than newt that this could be. Salamanders are stocky for sure, but that does not look like one and the pic was taken in England anyway...

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by biohazard
Thu May 27, 2010 8:53 am
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