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True salamanders and newts
Notophthalmus viridescens from North America
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata or Urodela
Family: Salamandridae

The family Salamandridae is a family of amphibians. It consists of true salamanders and newts.

The species are spread all over the northern hemisphere - Europe, Asia, the northern tip of Africa and North America.

As of 2007, there were 74 known species, in 20 genera.

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