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The spectacular world of salamanders

By: Anna Norris on Aug. 2, 2013, 4:43 p.m.
Oregon slender salamander

Photo: Dave Huth/Flickr

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Lungless salamanders

Salamanders that belong to the Plethodontidae family breathe through their skin, never actually developing lungs. The Oregon slender salamander, pictured here, needs a moist forest habitat to survive but is currently threatened by habitat loss in the Northwestern United States.