Lungless Salamander facts: guess how they smell! | Animal Fact Files

Lungless salamander don't have lungs so they aren't able to inhale in order to smell their surroundings. Instead, they use a special groove on their upper lips that move water and scent particles to their nostrils giving them access to the scents all around them! These amphibians obtain oxygen through their skin as well as mucus membranes of their mouths. Like geckos and anoles, lungless salamanders can drop, or autotomize, their tails when faced with danger. Some of them also release noxious chemicals through their skin which make them taste nasty to potential predators. Lungless salamanders require moist areas to survive but can be found from lowland areas to high in the mountains. Scientific Name: Family - Plethodontidae Range: the Americas as well as small patches of Europe and Asia Size: 1 inch to over a foot (2.54 - 30.5cm) Diet: worms, insects, sometimes each other Lifespan: 5+ years Support the channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/animalfactfiles --- All images, videos and sound effects used herein are 1) public domain, 2) used under a Creative Commons license, 3) used with the express permission of the copyright holder, or 4) used under the parameters of Fair Use law. stemcellsareawesome - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tghDg2bFtc Polvia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2G5fOvT4TY For The Earth - Wildlife Portraits - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP65tfJr8uE Peter Paplanus - https://www.flickr.com/photos/2ndpeter/48814483848; 33001948814; 49823603093; 34446163966 smashtonlee05 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/166087957@N06/49993637131 Rubberducky53171 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/1luckyducky/27106389085 Greg Schechter - https://www.flickr.com/photos/gregthebusker/5058607165; 5059221496; 10285861204; 5058608715 Bernard DUPONT - https://www.flickr.com/photos/berniedup/35392228913; 36062770081; 35392157313 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwssoutheast/8497631939 Andy Reago & Chrissy McClaren - https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48832449512; https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/47615444792; https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/48831912438; https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/44428204592 Marshal Hedin - https://www.flickr.com/photos/23660854@N07/50144606813 Dave Riggs - https://www.flickr.com/photos/driggs/16553525003 USFWS Midwest Region - https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsmidwest/26370964873 Maxorz - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DIstribution_of_Plethodontidae.png APN MJM - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Capillary_Action.jpg Schoggimousse - https://freesound.org/people/Schoggimousse/sounds/443061 Sclolex - https://freesound.org/people/Sclolex/sounds/177958 aurelien.leveque - https://freesound.org/people/aurelien.leveque/sounds/417631 (Photo credit: Matthew L. Niemiller) Gladstone NS, Carter ET, Niemiller KDK, Hayter LE, Niemiller ML (2018) A new maximum body size record for the Berry Cave Salamander (Gyrinophilus gulolineatus) and genus Gyrinophilus (Caudata, Plethodontidae) with a comment on body size in plethodontid salamanders. Subterranean Biology 28: 29-38. https://doi.org/10.3897/subtbiol.28.30506 - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gyrinophilus_gulolineatus_(10.3897-subtbiol.28.30506)_Figure_1.jpg hitchoco - https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/64259175 Adam Wachel - https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/61519314 Christian Grenier - https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/63323304 Randal - https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/65669725 jeffreyaewick - https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/68898388; https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/68918507 Aaron Hairston - https://vimeo.com/163613346 Ocean Sciences - https://vimeo.com/327131934 Research: https://www.google.com/books/edition/Nature_Guide_to_the_Blue_Ridge_Parkway/jWtBBAAAQBAJ https://www.google.com/books/edition/Reptiles_and_Amphibians/MgN2dG_wqycC https://www.google.com/books/edition/Nature_Guide_to_Shenandoah_National_Park/rnZBBAAAQBAJ https://www.google.com/books/edition/Handbook_of_Salamanders/t6FhDwAAQBAJ https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Amphibians_and_Reptiles_of_New_York/ZazMa1YzV44C https://www.google.com/books/edition/Nature_Guide_Snakes_and_Other_Reptiles_a/WcX-AwAAQBAJ https://www.google.com/books/edition/Community_Ecology_and_Salamander_Guilds/zyLpHnT0CfcC https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Plethodontidae http://tolweb.org/Plethodontidae/15441 https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/lungless-salamander https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Desmognathus_ochrophaeus https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Desmognathus_fuscus https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Bolitoglossa https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Batrachoseps_campi https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Aneides_lugubris This video is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)*. *CC license info: https://creativecommons.org Transcript: alugha Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/AnimalFactFiles

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