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Temporal range: Late Cretaceous–Recent[1]
File:Neurergus Kaiseri.jpg
Neurergus kaiseri
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Urodela
Faimily: Salamandridae
Subfaimily: Pleurodelinae

14–17 extant an sax fossil genera

An Esk is a wee ainimal, a kynd o salamander. Esks leeves in wairm kintras an in watter maist o the time. Thay are fand in North Americae, Europe, an North Asie.

Thair mither lays eggs an lea's thaim. Esks clecks frae thae eggs. Whan thay are young, thay win awa frae the watter for a year. Thay gang back in the watter for tae lay eggs. Thay than bide in watter for the lave o thair lifes. Esks haes a guid bit o pushion, an haes bricht colours for tae wairn ither ainimals.

The Watter Esk or Man-keeper (Lissotriton vulgaris)

The moss-lizard (Zootoca vivipara) is whiles cried the dry or heather esk.

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  1. Zhang, Peng; Papenfuss, Theodore J.; Wake, Marvalee H.; Qu, Lianghu; Wake, David B. (2008). "Phylogeny and biogeography of the family Salamandridae (Amphibia: Caudata) inferred from complete mitochondrial genomes" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 49 (2): 586–597. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2008.08.020. ISSN 1055-7903. PMID 18801447. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 2 Februar 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2016. Unknown parameter |dead-url= ignored (help)