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Cryptobranchidae

Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Zoology

Third edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199233410
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191726958
Cryptobranchidae

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A family of what are probably neotenous (see neoteny), hynobiid descendants. Metamorphosis is incomplete, the gills are degenerate

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Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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