Originally a reptile inhabiting fire; later, an anthropomorphous immortal, but still a pyrophile. Salamanders are now believed to be extinct, the last one of which we have an account having been seen in Carcassonne by the Abbe Belloc, who exorcised it with a bucket of holy water.
Any one of numerous species of Urodela, belonging to Salamandra, Amblystoma, Plethodon, and various allied genera, especially those that are more or less terrestrial in their habits.
See the FAQ for the difference between newts and salamanders. Basically, a salamander, as I use the term here, is a newt and/or a salamander.
general term for tailed amphibian.
The traditional name for an Elemental (q.v.) spirit of the nature of the Fire element.
Egypt. Salamander a most venomous reptile. A species of newt or lizard. wrongly represented with wings; often colored red because capable of living in fire.
any of various typically terrestrial amphibians that resemble lizards and that return to water only to breed
reptilian creature supposed to live in fire
fire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handle; used to stir a fire
an amphibian, and a lizard is a reptile
an amphibian with a lizard-shaped body
a sort of lizard who, it was thought at one time, ) could live in fire
a terrestrial amphibian that begins his life in a clean, cool pond or lake
Lizard-like, shown surrounded by flames. Also sometimes depicted as a fire-breathing dog-like animal with a lion’s tail
One of the three Orders of amphibians. The other two Orders are Anurans (frogs and toads) and Caecilians -- limbless amphibians found only in the tropics. Salamanders are characterized by their elongated body and tail. Most salamanders have only four front toes but five rear toes. There are approximately 400 species of salamanders worldwide, ranging in size from 4 cm total length to 1.5 m! In Canada the largest species is the Mudpuppy which can grow to over 40 cm in total length. Most salamanders are much smaller than this.
an entity that dwells in the realm of Fire.
A creature mythically associated with fire, and often seen decorating the clothing of Wands court cards.
Any of the nocturnal amphibians of the Order Caudata. Represented in the BWCA by six species in four genera of three families, the Mudpuppy ( Necturus maculosus), Redback Salamander ( Plethodon cinereus, a Lungless Salamander, Plethodontidæ), and four Mole Salamanders ( Ambystomatidæ), the Eastern Newt ( Notophthalmus viridescens), Eastern Tiger ( Ambystoma tigrinum), Blue Spotted ( Ambystoma laterale), and Spotted Salamander ( Ambystoma maculatum).
Salamander is the common name applied to approximately 500 amphibians with slender bodies, short legs, and long tails. The moist skin of the amphibians fits them to habitats either near water or under some protection on moist ground, usually in a forest. Some species are aquatic throughout life, some take to the water intermittently, and some are entirely terrestrial as adults.
(For both the animal and the mythological creature, see: Salamander)