Physiol. Metabolic cost, oxygen consumption (MO2, respiratory structure and body size interact to determine the capacity of salamanders for terrestrial locomotion. FULL Department of Anatomy, University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 FULL, R. J. Locomotion without lungs: energetics and per- formance of a lungless salamander. ... As with the lungfish, the salamanders’ lungs vibrated in a frequency range that they were able to hear. 20): R775-R780, 1986.- Lungless salamanders (4.1 g) were exercised on a … 251 (Regu- latory Integrative Comp. Skin. Salamanders are long, slender, lizard-like animals, with four limbs that twinges sideward and are remarkably long tail. Main Text. While salamanders may superficially resemble …

But without this adaptation, how did the first land animals hear?

J. Physiol. Amphibians can breathe through their skin - some are better at this than others. It depends. Among tetrapods, the loss of lungs is very rare and occurs only in amphibians.

Am. Locomotion without lungs: energetics and performance of a lungless salamander ROBERT J.

This banner text can have markup.. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation Salamanders have held people’s fascination for ages as the first land vertebrates, creatures who lead double lives, who can breathe air without lungs, who can walk through fire unscathed, and as ingredients for witches’ brews. To whom offprint reprints should be addressed. They use their nostrils and lungs when they leave the water to hunt prey along the sides of the rivers. Giant salamanders have small nostrils on the end of their noses, and the nostrils connect to lungs that process oxygen.

However, the majority of their lives they spend in water, leaving their noses out of the breathing equation.