SW NC Salamanders for ID

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jack4rogers
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SW NC Salamanders for ID

Post by jack4rogers » September 7th, 2015, 4:23 pm

Wow, Sals are hard! Would appreciate help on most things in this album. I have more shots of most if needed.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... 5992939154
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Re: SW NC Salamanders for ID

Post by kevin h » September 7th, 2015, 5:36 pm

It would help to know the elevation of these guys as well as some closer tail shots. Also what part of SWNC, I understand you shouldn't give away specific sites but just a general area (e.g. National forest, National Park) would help.

-Kevin.

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Re: SW NC Salamanders for ID

Post by Stohlgren » September 8th, 2015, 11:03 am

I posted replies on your flickr photos. When photographing a salamander for ID, always try to get good shots of the dorsal pattern, tail shape, and belly pattern. I find these three characteristics to be the most useful for Desmognathus in the north GA/southwestern NC area (along with location).

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Re: SW NC Salamanders for ID

Post by jack4rogers » September 8th, 2015, 4:03 pm

Stohlgren wrote:I posted replies on your flickr photos. When photographing a salamander for ID, always try to get good shots of the dorsal pattern, tail shape, and belly pattern. I find these three characteristics to be the most useful for Desmognathus in the north GA/southwestern NC area (along with location).
Thanks for the comments, they are very appreciated. I'll keep those in mind for the future.

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