Order Caudata

Ambystomatidae (Mole Salamanders)

Chunky, often brightly patterned salamanders active in the winter

Amphiumidae (Amphiumas)

Large, eel-like salamanders found in swamps, culverts, and ponds

Cryptobranchidae (Giant Salamanders)

Giant, four-legged salamanders that live in mountainous streams

Plethodontidae (Lungless Salamanders)

Small to medium, often cryptic forest- and stream-dwelling

Proteidae (Mudpuppies)

Highly aquatic salamanders with visible gills

Salamandridae (Newts)

Primarily aquatic with a rough-skinned, terrestrial juvenile stage

Sirenidae (Sirens)

Eel-like with front appendages