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  1. Proteidae, family Proteidaenoun

    mud puppies


  1. Proteidae

    The family Proteidae is a group of aquatic salamanders found today in the Balkan Peninsula and North America. The range of the genus Necturus (commonly known as waterdogs or mudpuppies) runs from southern central Canada, through the midwestern United States, east to North Carolina and south to Georgia and Mississippi. The range of the olm, the only extant member of the genus Proteus, is limited to the Western Balkans. The fossil record of the family extends into the end of the Late Cretaceous, with Paranecturus being known from the Maastrichtian of North America.


  1. proteidae

    Proteidae is a family of aquatic salamanders often recognized by their external gills used for breathing underwater and lack of eyelids. This family includes three genera: Necturus, Proteus, and Ommatotriton. Species belonging to Proteidae are typically found in regions of North America and Europe. They have a few unique characteristics such as long bodies, short legs, and the absence of hind-limb digits. Their lifespan is also unusually long, with some individuals living up to 100 years. The most well-known member of this family is probably the axolotl.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Proteidae

    The Proteidae family of permanently larval aquatic salamanders. It consists of two living genera - Necturus (mudpuppy) of the eastern United States and Proteus (the European olm).

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  1. periodate

  2. proetidae

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of proteidae in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of proteidae in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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