Some of the Salamanders from 2013

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Some of the Salamanders from 2013

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Some of favorite of all herps....the 'manders!

Here are a few from this year.

There truly is no date orientation to my madness, just some pictures.

Mole Salamander (Ambystoma talpoideum) from down the road from my house here in Gainesville, Florida.
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Ambystoma talpoideum by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr
and a larval form the same area.
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Ambystoma talpoideum by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Blue Spotted Salamander x Jefferson's Salamander (Ambystoma laterale x jeffersonianum) from Central Maine.
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Ambystoma laterale x jeffersonianum by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) from Central Maine.
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Ambystoma maculatum by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum) from Coastal South Carolina.
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Ambystoma opacum by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Northern Red Salamander (Pseudotriton ruber ruber) from NW Georgia.
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Pseudotriton ruber ruber by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Northern Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus fuscus) from Southern Illinois.
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Desmognathus fuscus by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Spotted Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus conanti) from NW Georgia.
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Desmognathus conanti by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Many-lined Salamander (Stereochilus marginatus) from Coastal North Carolina.
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Stereochilus marginatus by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr
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Stereochilus marginatus by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Dwarf Salamander (Eurycea quadridigitata) a larva from North Florida.
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Eurycea quadridigitata by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr
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Eurycea quadridigitata by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Long-tailed Salamander (Eurycea longicauda longicauda) from NW Georgia.
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Eurycea longicauda longicauda by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Northern Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus) from Central Maine.
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Plethodon cinereus by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Northern Spring Salamander (Gyrinophilus porphyriticus porphyriticus) from West Virginia. Thank you KW and Dick Bartlett.
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IMG_5692 copy by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Ocoee Salamander (Desmognathus ocoee) from Western North Carolina. An imitator form of the Plethodon shermani. Thank you KW and Dick Bartlett.
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Desmognathus ocoee 4 copy by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Northern Slimy Salamander (Plethodon glutinosus) from NW Georgia.
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Plethodon glutinosus by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Pigeon Mountain Salamander (Plethodon petraeus) from NW Georgia.
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Plethodon petraeus by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Green Salamander (Aneides aeneus) from NW Georgia.
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Aneides aeneus by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Red-spotted Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens) from Central Maine.
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Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Narrow-striped Dwarf Siren (Pseudobranchus axanthus axanthus) from Central Florida.
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Pseudobranchus axanthus axanthus by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Two-toed Amphiuma (Amphiuma means) from Central Florida.
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Amphiuma means by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Common Aquatic Caecilian (Typhlonectes compressicauda) from Amazonian Peru.
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Typhlonectes compressicauda by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Amazon Climbing Salamander (Bolitoglossa altamazonica) from Amazonian Peru
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Bolitoglossa altamazonica by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr
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Bolitoglossa altamazonica by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Hope you enjoyed the pics.

-Jake Scott

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JakeScott wrote:Hope you enjoyed the pics.
Absolutely! I would really love to go 'mandering in the SE US some day......

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Hey Jake, great job & great photos. The Marbled is awesome! I do have a question about the Ocoee you found in W. Virginia. How is it that imitates a species only found on a couple of hills in NC. And, being that the jordoni is found north of the shermani, it is doubtful that shermani ever existed north of its currant range. I do find ocoees with bright red legs on the same mountains that I find shermani so no doubt it is imitating. I would just love to know what good does it do to imitate an animal that none of the predatory animals would even be aware of?

I tell you what, next time you are in the Carolinas I will take you to a spot where the shermani have eye popping red legs if you will take me to your green spot. I have spent hours searching both sides of the Chattooga for Greens with no luck.

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dthor, it would do no good whatsoever....I mislabeled the location. Those were actually found in Macon Co. NC. Good catch.

The Aneides location is one that I've somewhat monitored for a few years and are a thriving population. It's a bit of a hike, but I can almost assure you one. The one pictured here was found on the very same wall that Dick Bartlett and myself found one in 2 years ago (within inches), but a different animal.

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Great stuff, Jake. Excellent photos and a good variety. Those northern springs are kinda fugly. I love Stereochilus but they always look better in photos than they actually do in real life. Not many herps you can say that about. Like the Pseudobranchus, too. Haven't seen one of those in several years.

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Love a good salamander post. Nice work, although one of those species does not belong... but I guess it can get a pass due to sheer coolness factor.

This makes me really want to get back in the S. Appalachians and further south and concentrate on finding some salamanders again.

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Thanks guys!

Andy, yep...but it is cool and slimy! ;)

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Kevin, I fully agree. In hand they look like something you pulled from the bottom of your shoe. They most definitely are one of my top favorite salamanders of the SE.

-Jake

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Such truly beautiful images! Wow!

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Excellent post. Love all the larvae shots. Also, kudos to you for the exceptional amphiuma photo. They are few and far between.

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Loved it. :thumb: especially the dwarf siren.

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Also, kudos to you for the exceptional amphiuma photo. They are few and far between.
Yes! This bears repeating.

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Beautiful!!!! Sallies are my favorites! You found a lot of cool species especially the Green! Sweet shots, too :beer:

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Thanks for the Caudate-centered post Jake: there aren't enough of those on here anymore. Great Pics all around. If that's the Amphiuma I remember I'd've rather seen it with a big chunk ripped out of his side. . .

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Tis indeed, Josh....my wishes are right along those lines, as well.

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Great post, Jake. The many-lined shots are VERY nice. Good stuff...

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I've been trying to evaporate away, Jake, but posts like this keep drawing me out!

This is really reminiscent of KW's sal post years ago. I copied yours as I did his as a SE Sal quick reference for myself.
Good job.
:thumb:

If that's the Amphiuma I remember I'd've rather seen it with a big chunk ripped out of his side. . .
Okay, guys. Don't keep us hanging. Why did you agree on this?

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BillMcGighan wrote:I've been trying to evaporate away, Jake, but posts like this keep drawing me out!

This is really reminiscent of KW's sal post years ago. I copied yours as I did his as a SE Sal quick reference for myself.
Good job.
:thumb:

If that's the Amphiuma I remember I'd've rather seen it with a big chunk ripped out of his side. . .
Okay, guys. Don't keep us hanging. Why did you agree on this?

Inside Joke :beer: Let's just say we were hoping for a potential predator of these.

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Nice job on the salamanders ! :thumb:

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