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This amphibian order includes more than 420 salamanders . They can be found in North America, Europe, and Asia. One family extends into tropical America. Salamanders have long tails and legs stuck straight out from their sides. Their front and back legs are about the same size. In species that have them, larvae have teeth and gills. Some adults are as small as one inch, while the largest species reaches almost six feet.

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