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Salamanders.

Post by bushmaster W30 » November 17th, 2016, 5:30 pm

It’s been a few years since I’ve made a post here on FHF. I thought I’d share some of the Salamanders I’ve found over the years. I’m hoping I’ll get to add some new species in 2017. Sorry I’m not a great story teller and my photo’s aren’t the highest quality so you’ll have to use your imagination a bit..

In no particular order…

Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum), Woodruff county, AR
ImageDSC_0341 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum), White county, AR

ImageDSC_8203 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum), Woodruff county, AR

ImageDSC_8210 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum), Calhoun county, FL

ImageDSC_0486 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Marbled Salamander metamorph (Ambystoma opacum), Van Buren county, AR

ImageDSC_9380 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Barred Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma mavortium mavortium), Armstrong county, TX

ImageDSC_9684 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Arizona Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma mavortium nebulosum), Uintah county, UT

ImageDSC_7996edit by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Blotched Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma mavortium melanostictum), Richland county, ND

ImageBlotched Tiger Salamander by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Blue-spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale), Eau Claire county, WI

ImageBlue-spotted Salamander by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Mole Salamander (Ambystoma talpoideum), Woodruff county, AR

ImageMole Salamander by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Mole Salamander (Ambystoma talpoideum), Woodruff county, AR

ImageDSC_8216 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Smallmouth Salamander (Ambystoma texanum), Woodruff county, AR

ImageDSC_0327 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Ringed Salamander (Ambystoma annulatum), Polk county, AR

ImageDSC_0240 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Occasionally I find interesting things when I don’t have my camera. Like this larval Ambytoma whateveritis from Western Indiana.

ImageUnknown Ambystomid by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

And this Jefferson Salamander (Ambystoma jeffersonianum), from Eastern Ohio.

ImageJefferson Salamander by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Central Newt Eft stage (Notophthalmus viridescens louisianensis), Woodruff county, AR

ImageDSC_8206 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Central Newt Eft stage (Notophthalmus viridescens louisianensis), Cleburne county, AR

ImageDSC_8020 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Central Newt Eft stage (Notophthalmus viridescens louisianensis), Le Flore county, OK

ImageCentral Newts by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Red-spotted Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens), Upshur county, WV

ImageDSC_8691 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Four-toed Salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum), Montgomery county, AR

ImageDSC_8527 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Four-toed, Ouachita Dusky, and Many-ribbed salamander Habitat. Montgomery county, AR

ImageDSC_8561 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus ochrophaeus), Randolph county, WV

ImageDSC_8711 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus ochrophaeus), Upshur county, WV

ImageAllegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus ochrophaeus), Upshur county, WV

ImageDSC_8733 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Northern Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus fuscus), Upshur county, WV

ImageDSC_8676 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Ouachita Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus brimleyorum), Le Flore county, OK

ImageOuachita Dusky Salamander by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Ouachita Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus brimleyorum), Montgomery county, AR

ImageDSC_1304 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Seal Salamander (Desmognathus monticola), Randolph county, WV

ImageDSC_8718 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Seal Salamander (Desmognathus monticola), Randolph county, WV

ImageDSC_8712 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

What I’m guessing are larval Northern Dusky Salamanders from Ohio county, WV.

ImageDSC_8828 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

ImageDSC_8830 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

ImageDSC_8832 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

ImageDSC_8837 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Northern Spring Salamander (Gyrinophilus porphyriticus porphyriticus), Upshur county, WV

ImageDSC_8672 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Northern Red Salamander (Pseudotriton ruber ruber), Upshur county, WV

ImageDSC_8668 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Western Slimy Salamander (Plethodon albagula) Cleburne county, AR

ImageDSC_1341 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Fourche Mountain Salamander (Plethodon fourchensis) Polk county, AR

ImageFourche Mountain Salamander by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

ImageFourche Mountain Salamander by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Rich Mountain Salamander “Kiamichi East variant”(Plethodon ouachitae) Polk county, AR

ImageRich Mountain Salamander by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Rich Mountain Salamander “Kiamichi East variant”(Plethodon ouachitae), Polk county, AR

ImageRich Mountain Salamander by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Kiamichi Slimy Salamander (Plethodon kiamichi), Le Flore county, OK

ImageKiamichi Slimy Salamander by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Caddo Mountain Salamander (Plethodon caddoensis), Montgomery county, AR

ImageCaddo Mountain Salamander by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Caddo Mountain Salamander (Plethodon caddoensis), Montgomery county, AR

ImageDSC_8512 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Southeastern Slimy Salamander (Plethodon grobmani), George county, MS

ImageDSC_0820 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Southeastern Slimy Salamander (Plethodon grobmani), Walton county, FL

ImageDSC_0658 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Northern Slimy Salamander (Plethodon glutinosus), Randolph county, WV

ImageDSC_8735 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Northern Slimy Salamander (Plethodon glutinosus), Tucker county, WV

ImageDSC_8747 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Northern Slimy Salamander (Plethodon glutinosus), Tucker county, WV

ImageDSC_8745 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Northern Slimy Salamander (Plethodon glutinosus), Clarion county, PA

ImageDSC_8802 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Eastern Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus), Lycoming county, PA

ImageDSC_8727 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Southern Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon serratus), Polk county, AR

ImageSouthern Redback Salamander by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Ozark Zigzag Salamander (Plethodon augusticlavius), Cleburne county, AR

ImageDSC_0169 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Western Lesser Siren (Siren intermedia nettingi), Prairie county, AR

ImageWestern Lesser Siren by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Three-toed Amphiuma (Amphiuma tridactylum), Prairie county, AR

ImageThree-toed Amphiuma by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Three-toed Amphiuma (Amphiuma tridactylum), Prairie county, AR

ImageThree-toed Amphiuma by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Two-toed Amphiuma (Amphiuma means), Washington county, FL

ImageDSC_0717edit by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Many-ribbed Salamander (Eurycea multiplicata), Montgomery county, AR

ImageDSC_8514 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Many-ribbed Salamander (Eurycea multiplicata), Montgomery county, AR

ImageDSC_1294 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Dwarf Salamander (Eurycea quadridigitata), Washington county, FL

ImageDSC_0584 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Dwarf Salamander (Eurycea quadridigitata), Long county, GA

ImageDwarf Salamander by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Northern Two-lined Salamander (Eurycea bislineata), Ohio county, WV

ImageNorthern Two-lined Salamander by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Three-lined Salamander (Eurycea guttolineata), Ohio county, WV

ImageDSC_0595 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Oklahoma Salamander (Eurycea tynerensis), Cleburne county, AR

ImageDSC_0866 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Oklahoma Salamander (Eurycea tynerensis), Cleburne county, AR

ImageDSC_1522 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Dark-sided Salamander (Eurycea longicauda melanopleura), Independence county, AR

ImageDSC_1202 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Dark-sided Salamander (Eurycea longicauda melanopleura), Independence county, AR

ImageDark-sided Salamander by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Cave Salamander (Eurycea lucifuga), Independence county, AR

ImageCave Salamander by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Cave Salamander (Eurycea lucifuga), Independence county, AR
ImageCave Salamander by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Grotto Salamander (Eurycea spelaea), Independence county, AR

ImageDSC_1144 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Grotto Salamander (Eurycea spelaea), Independence county, AR
ImageDSC_1152 by Thomas Belford, on Flickr

Thanks for taking a look. -Thomas

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Re: Salamanders.

Post by mtratcliffe » November 17th, 2016, 6:20 pm

Great diversity, Thomas! And your pictures are fine. I never really realized why they called them Smallmouth Salamanders until I saw your voucher. Such a goofy looking creature!

I hope someone can chime in on your larvae IDs. I know what Northern Two-lined larvae look like, but that's about it.

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Re: Salamanders.

Post by Jeroen Speybroeck » November 18th, 2016, 2:37 am

Amazing collection, thanks a lot!

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Re: Salamanders.

Post by Noah M » November 18th, 2016, 6:42 am

Yes, the diversity is amazing!

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Re: Salamanders.

Post by Jeff » November 18th, 2016, 1:13 pm

Indeed, a very nice selection of salamanders, all nicely presented.

I've seen almost half of the U.S. species, so maybe I could get beyond the 50-yard line with a trip north to my neighbor state.

Jeff

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Re: Salamanders.

Post by Sam Sweet » November 19th, 2016, 2:22 pm

Really nice collection of photos, makes me miss the Ozarks a lot. Your Desmognathus larvae are Eurycea bislineata.

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Re: Salamanders.

Post by NACairns » November 20th, 2016, 10:08 pm

Great post, outstanding diversity. You live in a great spot for gummy lizards, I love that region.
Thanks for sharing,
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Re: Salamanders.

Post by Jimi » November 21st, 2016, 11:33 am

Nice set of pics, Thomas, thanks for the inspiration.

Hope this long, long period of low prices hasn't got you in a bad way work-wise. Are you back home in AR now? The pic sources indicate plenty of travel.

Say, are those Kiamichis very hard to kick up? Assuming right place, right time etc. I really liked that AR/OK border area on a visit last spring, wouldn't mind hitting it again. Missed a few critters, Kiamichi being one of them. We didn't quite get into their range, afield. Might also pick up some far-east atrox that way too, I would hope...another critter we missed.

Good to hear from you.

cheers

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Re: Salamanders.

Post by bushmaster W30 » November 23rd, 2016, 11:08 am

Thanks everyone for the comments. Jimi I've only ever found the single Kiamichi but I've never spent very much time looking for them either. If you decide to do a Salamander trip in the Ouachitas shoot me a message.

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