urodele (plural urodeles)

  1. (zoology) Any caudate amphibian
    • 1989 December 27, Fredric J. Janzen & Edmund D. Brodie, III, “Tall Tails and Sexy Males: Sexual Behavior of Rough-Skinned Newts (Taricha granulosa) in a Natural Breeding Pond”, in Copeia, volume 1989, number 4:
      Although courtship and other mating behaviors of many urodele amphibians in the laboratory have been described in great detail (Arnold, 1977; Halliday and Verrell, 1986; Verrell, 1989), little is known about such behavior in natural populations (MacMahon, 1964; Lynch and Wallace, 1987).

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