- an aquatic, eellike salamander of the genus Amphiuma, of the southeastern U.S., having two pairs of very small feet.
Origin of amphiuma
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Amphiuma, a genus of amphibians which frequent the lakes and stagnant waters of North America.
This view has originated out of the very remarkable superficial resemblance between the Ichthyophis-larva and the Amphiuma.
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