plural noun

Definition of Salamandroidea

: a suborder of Caudata comprising salamanders of numerous and varied form (as the aquatic newts and the lungless terrestrial plethodonts) that have in common teeth on the roof of the mouth behind the internal openings of the nostrils — compare plethodon

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History and Etymology for Salamandroidea

New Latin, from Salamandra + -oidea

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“Salamandroidea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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