fire salamander

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Fire salamander
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fire salamander (plural fire salamanders)

  1. A medium-sized black salamander with yellow spots, Salamandra salamandra, native to Europe, related to the tiger salamander.
    • 2012, Caspar Henderson, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, 2013 edition, Granta Books, page 6:
      Fire salamanders, which are common on forested hillsides in southern and central Europe, extrude secretions onto their skin containing a neurotoxic alkaloid, Samandarin, when they think they are under attack.

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