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an aquatic, eellike salamander of the genus Amphiuma, of the southeastern U.S., having two pairs of very small feet.
Historical Examples

In the forms however with degenerate limbs like amphiuma, Siren and Proteus the number of digits is still further reduced.
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

amphiuma, a genus of amphibians which frequent the lakes and stagnant waters of North America.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various

This view has originated out of the very remarkable superficial resemblance between the Ichthyophis-larva and the amphiuma.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4 Various


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