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The spectacular world of salamanders

By: Anna Norris on Aug. 2, 2013, 4:43 p.m.
Spotted salamander close-up

Photo: Dave Huth/Flickr

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Mole salamanders

Salamanders that belong to the Ambystomatidae family have characteristically huge eyes and vivid patterning. The spotted salamander (that dirty one in the picture) spends most of its life burrowed underground.