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Plethodontids and Lungless Salamanders (Bolitoglossa, Eurycea, Plethodon, etc.) The largest, and one of the most diverse groups of salamanders, these salamanders have all evolved to breathe solely through their skin and are found almost exclusively in North America.

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Talking My Desmognathus fuscus

These are my two Desmognathus fuscus. I have not sexed them yet. Is it possible to tell their sex from the size of their jaws? I have heard males have larger jaws/jaw muscles.

If anyone has any insight, let me know!

These aren't new animals, I've had them for two years, they were my first caudates. Yet, I haven't been able to sex them yet. They are quite fast, and agile jumpers. Any ideas on how to sex them while restrained? I have seen herpetologists put them in plastic bags to do this. Is this a good method?

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