Lungless Salamanders (Family Plethodontidae)
The Plethodontidae, or Lungless Salamanders, are a family of sal-
amanders. Most species are native to the western hemisphere, from
British Columbia to Brazil, although a few species are found in Sar-
dinia and Europe south of the Alps. In terms of number of species,
they are by far the largest group of salamanders.
The family Plethodontidae consists of 4 subfamilies and about 380
species divided among the following genera, making up the majority
of known salamander species. Only two of these species are found
outside the Western hemisphere.
Crooked Run Valley