Sirenidae

family of salamanders

Sirenidae or sirens is a family of aquatic salamanders. They have very small front legs and do not have back legs.[1] They have gills for breathing. Sirens are found only in the southeastern United States and northern Mexico.

Sirenidae
Siren intermedia 1.jpg
Siren intermedia
Scientific classification
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Sirenoidea
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Sirenidae
Genera

  †Habrosaurus
  Pseudobranchus
  Siren

TaxonomyEdit

The siren family (Sirenidae) is subdivided into two genera, with two species each:

Family SIRENIDAE

ReferencesEdit

  1. Zweifel, Richard George (1998). Encyclopedia of Reptiles & Amphibians (2nd ed.). San Diego, CA. ISBN 0-12-178560-2. OCLC 39559811.

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