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Plethodon cinereus. Red-backed salamander babies and adults were common on our short hike today. The tiny one is in my wedding ring.

#salamander #redbacked #plethodon #plethodoncinereus #tiny #caudata #plethodontidae
Plethodon hubrichti (Peaks of Otter) on left and Plethodon cinereus (Redback) on right found yesterday! These two salamander 
species are competing for food, living space and resources, and much research is being performed upon P. hubrichti by my University/research group. This Peaks of Otter salamander is only found along a 19 Km stretch of the blue ride parkway, and nowhere else in the world! Truly amazing creatures. 
#plethodon #plethodonhubrichti #plethodoncinereus #salamander
Plethodon hubrichti (Peaks of Otter) on left and Plethodon cinereus (Redback) on right found yesterday! These two salamander species are competing for food, living space and resources, and much research is being performed upon P. hubrichti by my University/research group. This Peaks of Otter salamander is only found along a 19 Km stretch of the blue ride parkway, and nowhere else in the world! Truly amazing creatures. #plethodon  #plethodonhubrichti  #plethodoncinereus  #salamander 
Red-backed salamanders are North America’s most abundant terrestrial vertebrate, and largely unnoticed by most people. @fc_salamander #savethesalamanders #amphibiansofinstagram #nativespecies #plethodon
A Dunn's Salamander (Plethodon dunni) from my #PacificNorthwest trip in September. They can be differentiated from the similar looking P. vehiculum by their duskier appearance and stripe not continuing to the tip of their tail. #SalamanderSaturday #DunnsSalamander #Plethodon
Ok so I dont care what you have to say, to me they're freaking adorable!
#salamander #amphibians #amphibiansofinstagram #redbackedsalamander #plethodoncinereus #plethodon
Plethodon petraeus from earlier in the spring, still one of my favorite finds so far. #herpetology #fieldherping #salamander #plethodon #endemic #instaherp #savethesalamanders #notafriendofcoal #nikon #macro #wildlifephotography #natgeo #pigeonmountain #mander
I hand caught & released a #leadback #salamander (Plethodon cinereus) another color phase of the common #redback , but when at higher elevations it can be more rare. Would make great fish bait to catch dinner in a #survival situation however, although I'm at lower elevation, knowing they are more scarce in some areas I'd still release it. There are many other bait options that can easily be #caught. It's important to understand & know the #ecosystem in which you place your footprints. #respect #huntergatherer #wildlife #nature #wild #herps #wilderness #hiking #outdoors #plethodon #herpetology #outdoorsman
I hand caught & released a #leadback  #salamander  (Plethodon cinereus) another color phase of the common #redback  , but when at higher elevations it can be more rare. Would make great fish bait to catch dinner in a #survival  situation however, although I'm at lower elevation, knowing they are more scarce in some areas I'd still release it. There are many other bait options that can easily be #caught . It's important to understand & know the #ecosystem  in which you place your footprints. #respect  #huntergatherer  #wildlife  #nature  #wild  #herps  #wilderness  #hiking  #outdoors  #plethodon  #herpetology  #outdoorsman 
Red-backed salamander (Plethodon vehiculum) in a western hemlock replant a stone's throw from the Pacific Ocean. 
#salamander #amphibian #plethodon 
#siuslawnationalforest #oregoncoast #oregon #pnw
First time ever finding a salamander!!! Found a few eastern red-backed salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) along the trail to Indian Falls😊
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#salamander #salamanders #herp #herps #herpetologist #herpetology #redbacksalamander #easternredbackedsalamander #redbackedsalamander #amphibians #amphibiansofinstagram #amphibian #salamandersofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #biodiversity #plethodon #plethodoncinereus
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A Western Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon vehiculum) from last month's #PacificNorthwest trip. Unlike their Eastern relatives, these guys are found fairly close to seeps and springs. #SalamanderSaturday #Plethodon #RedBackedSalamander #vehiculum
I wish every salamander posed as well as this one.

Southern Appalachian Salamander - Plethodon teyahalee

#salamandersofinstagram #salamander #amphibiansofinstagram #amphibian #herping #herpsofinstagram #herps #wildlife #wild #animal #wildlifephotography #nikon #teamnikon #fieldherping #biology #plethodon #slimy #herpsofnc #southern #appalachian #teyahlee
The "lead-backed" morph of Plethodon cinereus, the Red-backed Salamander. Found under a rotting log in Myles Standish State Forest last weekend. #amphibians #redbackedsalamander #plethodon #naturalmassachusetts #nature #lifeintheundergrowth
Another Eastern Red-backed Salamander, Plethodon cinereus. Its still the only species of salamander I've encountered in Ontario. At least the population must be doing alright despite all the human interference and habitat fragmentation in southern Ontario.
Spotted by @lee_daver along with 6 others of the same species under the same log!
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#amphibian #salamander #herpetology #herping #conservation #ecology #nature #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #macro #macrophotography #canon #ontario #biology #hiking #Guelph #plethodon
Another Eastern Red-backed Salamander, Plethodon cinereus. Its still the only species of salamander I've encountered in Ontario. At least the population must be doing alright despite all the human interference and habitat fragmentation in southern Ontario. Spotted by @lee_daver along with 6 others of the same species under the same log! . . . #amphibian  #salamander  #herpetology  #herping  #conservation  #ecology  #nature  #naturephotography  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #macro  #macrophotography  #canon  #ontario  #biology  #hiking  #Guelph  #plethodon 
Night hiking Holston Mountain for Yonahlossee salamanders!  Here are a few stunning individuals found by @theruggedherpetologist

The Yonahlossee salamander (Plethodon yonahlossee) is a large Southern Appalachian woodland salamander typically differentiated by its large size and its distinctive rust-colored dorsum. The species is a member of the family Plethodontidae, which is characterized by being lungless and reproductive direct development. P. yonahlossee was first described in 1917 by E.R Dunn on a collection site on Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. The common and specific name is of Native American origin, meaning “trail of the bear”. It is derived from Yonahlossee Road northeast of Linville, where the specimen was first described. The yonahlossee’s back has a black base color and is covered by reddish-brown to red blotches depending on age. Typically, juveniles are more spotted, while in older individuals, the reddish blotches come together to form a wide band spanning the length of their backs. The sides of their bodies are covered with grey to white blotching, and the dorsal part of their heads is all black. The belly and throat are both pigmented, but sometimes have a similar blotched pattern as the back. P. yonahlossee is the largest member of the family Plethodontidae in North America. Females are significantly larger than males. The typical adult length is between 11 and 22 cm. Typically, the yonahlossee has 15 or 16 costal grooves.  #hiking #nighthiking #nature #naturelovers #blueridgemountains #herping #herpetofauna #salamanders #amphibians #appalachian #mountains #holstonmountain #wildlife #photography #plethodontidae #lunglesssalamanders #easttennessee #real #field #herpetology #beauty #biology #science #biodiversity #salamandersofinstagram #plethodon  #yonahlossee #salamander #lifelonghikers
Night hiking Holston Mountain for Yonahlossee salamanders! Here are a few stunning individuals found by @theruggedherpetologist The Yonahlossee salamander (Plethodon yonahlossee) is a large Southern Appalachian woodland salamander typically differentiated by its large size and its distinctive rust-colored dorsum. The species is a member of the family Plethodontidae, which is characterized by being lungless and reproductive direct development. P. yonahlossee was first described in 1917 by E.R Dunn on a collection site on Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. The common and specific name is of Native American origin, meaning “trail of the bear”. It is derived from Yonahlossee Road northeast of Linville, where the specimen was first described. The yonahlossee’s back has a black base color and is covered by reddish-brown to red blotches depending on age. Typically, juveniles are more spotted, while in older individuals, the reddish blotches come together to form a wide band spanning the length of their backs. The sides of their bodies are covered with grey to white blotching, and the dorsal part of their heads is all black. The belly and throat are both pigmented, but sometimes have a similar blotched pattern as the back. P. yonahlossee is the largest member of the family Plethodontidae in North America. Females are significantly larger than males. The typical adult length is between 11 and 22 cm. Typically, the yonahlossee has 15 or 16 costal grooves. #hiking  #nighthiking  #nature  #naturelovers  #blueridgemountains  #herping  #herpetofauna  #salamanders  #amphibians  #appalachian  #mountains  #holstonmountain  #wildlife  #photography  #plethodontidae  #lunglesssalamanders  #easttennessee  #real  #field  #herpetology  #beauty  #biology  #science  #biodiversity  #salamandersofinstagram  #plethodon  #yonahlossee  #salamander  #lifelonghikers 
Digging through the archives, rediscovered this clip of a three-lined #salamander! Came across this #plethodon sometime last year in Virginia. #Eurycea guttolineata

#wildlife #nature #vaherps #herpsofinstagram #creekcritters #exploretheoutdoors #amphibian #virginiawildlife #VA #herps #latergram
We didn't find anything too crazy out at Oak Openings, but I'll never get bored of finding Lead Back Salamanders (Plethodon cinereus). #salamander #salamandersam #plethodon #plethodoncinereus #feildherping #ohio #oakopenings #metropark #amphibiansofinstagram #salamandersofinstagram #taxonomy #herpetology #getoutside
Another species from Nantahala, this sticky little fella is known as Plethodon glutinosus, the aptly named slimy salamander. Similar to most salamanders, when threatened, they excrete a sticky, noxious substance from their body. Most salamanders excrete from their tails, but glutinosus excretes all over and is much more sticky than others. On the right night, these guys can easily be found moving around on the hunt for food after dusk. #plethodon #salamander #slimysalamander
Another species from Nantahala, this sticky little fella is known as Plethodon glutinosus, the aptly named slimy salamander. Similar to most salamanders, when threatened, they excrete a sticky, noxious substance from their body. Most salamanders excrete from their tails, but glutinosus excretes all over and is much more sticky than others. On the right night, these guys can easily be found moving around on the hunt for food after dusk. #plethodon  #salamander  #slimysalamander 
Sorry for not posting recently. I have been transitioning and adjusting to being back in VA and getting a new job and what not. Hopefully I will be more consistent in posting and finding time to explore Northern VA wildlife and the rest of VA. Here is a photo of a White-spotted Slimy Salamander (Plethodon cylindraceus) a friend of mine and I found while hiking in the GR Thompson State Wildlife Management Area.

#salamander #plethodon #plethodoncylindraceus #nature #virginia #fildherp #herpetology #wildlife
Sorry for not posting recently. I have been transitioning and adjusting to being back in VA and getting a new job and what not. Hopefully I will be more consistent in posting and finding time to explore Northern VA wildlife and the rest of VA. Here is a photo of a White-spotted Slimy Salamander (Plethodon cylindraceus) a friend of mine and I found while hiking in the GR Thompson State Wildlife Management Area. #salamander  #plethodon  #plethodoncylindraceus  #nature  #virginia  #fildherp  #herpetology  #wildlife 
The high-elevation Plethodon species we were surveying for last weekend was the red-legged salamander (Plethodon shermani). This showy  species was hybridizing with P. teyahalee here where their ranges met on the mountain. The last picture shows a hybrid of the two species that shows no red legs or white spots. Most hybrids showed traces of those traits, but a few were so nondescript, if I didn't know better, I'd have called them P. metcalfi.

#salamander #salamanders #salamandersofinstagram #amphibian #amphibians #amphibiansofinstagram #herp #herps #herping #herpetology #herpsofinstagram #naturephotography #naturalist #NC #NorthCarolina #NCWildlife #Plethodon
The high-elevation Plethodon species we were surveying for last weekend was the red-legged salamander (Plethodon shermani). This showy species was hybridizing with P. teyahalee here where their ranges met on the mountain. The last picture shows a hybrid of the two species that shows no red legs or white spots. Most hybrids showed traces of those traits, but a few were so nondescript, if I didn't know better, I'd have called them P. metcalfi. #salamander  #salamanders  #salamandersofinstagram  #amphibian  #amphibians  #amphibiansofinstagram  #herp  #herps  #herping  #herpetology  #herpsofinstagram  #naturephotography  #naturalist  #NC  #NorthCarolina  #NCWildlife  #Plethodon 
One of the Plethodon species we surveyed for: the southern Appalachian salamander (Plethodon teyahalee). As with the survey the weekend before, the goal was to evaluate the hybridization of the Plethodon species at varying elevations and spots on the mountain, and just like last time, P. teyahalee occupied the lowest elevation.

#salamander #salamanders #salamandersofinstagram #amphibian #amphibians #amphibiansofinstagram #herp #herps #herping #herpetology #herpsofinstagram #naturephotography #naturalist #NC #NorthCarolina #NCWildlife #Plethodon
One of the Plethodon species we surveyed for: the southern Appalachian salamander (Plethodon teyahalee). As with the survey the weekend before, the goal was to evaluate the hybridization of the Plethodon species at varying elevations and spots on the mountain, and just like last time, P. teyahalee occupied the lowest elevation. #salamander  #salamanders  #salamandersofinstagram  #amphibian  #amphibians  #amphibiansofinstagram  #herp  #herps  #herping  #herpetology  #herpsofinstagram  #naturephotography  #naturalist  #NC  #NorthCarolina  #NCWildlife  #Plethodon 
The two colour phases of our eastern #redbackedsalamander... red-back phase and lead-back phase  #Plethodon #Plethodoncinereus #salamander #ontarioherps #amphibian #coverboards #wildlifesurveys
Happy #SalamanderSaturday! Plethodon cinereus, the redbacked salamander, is the most common salamander species in it's range. There are so many in some habitats, that the biomass of salamanders alone would outweigh all mammals and birds sharing that habitat! It doesnt mean they don't need protection, though! All salamanders are delicate and at risk of environmental pollution and habitat destruction. 
#salamander #animals #amphibians #AmazingAmphibians #ATLamphibians #georgia #redbackedsalamander #plethodon #salamanders #saturday #nature #naturephotography #wildlife
Happy #SalamanderSaturday ! Plethodon cinereus, the redbacked salamander, is the most common salamander species in it's range. There are so many in some habitats, that the biomass of salamanders alone would outweigh all mammals and birds sharing that habitat! It doesnt mean they don't need protection, though! All salamanders are delicate and at risk of environmental pollution and habitat destruction. #salamander  #animals  #amphibians  #AmazingAmphibians  #ATLamphibians  #georgia  #redbackedsalamander  #plethodon  #salamanders  #saturday  #nature  #naturephotography  #wildlife 
I initially thought this was the aptly named Red Cheeked Salamander, Plethodon jordani. Maybe in complex (hybridized) with Plethodon teyahalee to explain the white dots along its side. I'm now pretty sure it's actually the Imitator Salamander, Desmognathus imitator, a Batesian mimic of P. jordani. Fooled me much like it's predators 😅.
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#amphibian #salamander #desmognathus #plethodon #herpetology #herping #wildlife #wildlifephotography #macro #macrophotography #nature #naturephotography #biology #hiking #canon #appalachiantrail #smokymountains
I initially thought this was the aptly named Red Cheeked Salamander, Plethodon jordani. Maybe in complex (hybridized) with Plethodon teyahalee to explain the white dots along its side. I'm now pretty sure it's actually the Imitator Salamander, Desmognathus imitator, a Batesian mimic of P. jordani. Fooled me much like it's predators 😅. . . #amphibian  #salamander  #desmognathus  #plethodon  #herpetology  #herping  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #macro  #macrophotography  #nature  #naturephotography  #biology  #hiking  #canon  #appalachiantrail  #smokymountains 
The third and final target species, found at the lowest sampled elevations, was the southern Appalachian salamander (Plethodon teyahalee). It was wild to sample one spot, find a certain Plethodon species, drive two miles, and then find a different species or hybrids that displayed traits of two or even all three target species.

#salamander #salamanders #salamandersofinstagram #amphibian #amphibians #amphibiansofinstagram #herp #herps #herping #herpetology #herpsofinstagram #naturephotography #naturalist #Plethodon
The third and final target species, found at the lowest sampled elevations, was the southern Appalachian salamander (Plethodon teyahalee). It was wild to sample one spot, find a certain Plethodon species, drive two miles, and then find a different species or hybrids that displayed traits of two or even all three target species. #salamander  #salamanders  #salamandersofinstagram  #amphibian  #amphibians  #amphibiansofinstagram  #herp  #herps  #herping  #herpetology  #herpsofinstagram  #naturephotography  #naturalist  #Plethodon 
The second species found as we moved down in elevation was the Jordan's (or red-cheeked) salamander (Plethodon jordani). All salamanders were out and about on the forest floor, searching for mates and food.

#salamander #salamanders #salamandersofinstagram #amphibian #amphibians #amphibiansofinstagram #herp #herps #herping #herpetology #herpsofinstagram #naturephotography #naturalist #Plethodon
Participated in an ongoing salamander survey last night that was looking to see the species makeup and hybridization of three Plethodon species at varying elevations and spots on a mountain.

The first species, found at the highest elevation, was the southern gray-cheeked salamander (Plethodon metcalfi). #salamander #salamanders #salamandersofinstagram #amphibian #amphibians #amphibiansofinstagram #herp #herps #herping #herpetology #herpsofinstagram #naturephotography #naturalist #Plethodon
Participated in an ongoing salamander survey last night that was looking to see the species makeup and hybridization of three Plethodon species at varying elevations and spots on a mountain. The first species, found at the highest elevation, was the southern gray-cheeked salamander (Plethodon metcalfi). #salamander  #salamanders  #salamandersofinstagram  #amphibian  #amphibians  #amphibiansofinstagram  #herp  #herps  #herping  #herpetology  #herpsofinstagram  #naturephotography  #naturalist  #Plethodon 
A Coeur D'Alene Salamander (Plethodon idahoensis) I found on my trek out to Montana. These cute little dudes can be found pretty close to water which is weird for a Plethodon. #SalamanderSaturday #Plethodon #CoeurDAlene
A Coeur D'Alene Salamander (Plethodon idahoensis) I found on my trek out to Montana. These cute little dudes can be found pretty close to water which is weird for a Plethodon. #SalamanderSaturday  #Plethodon  #CoeurDAlene 
After a hard hike up Holston Mountain in the rain last night, I finally encountered multiple yonahlossee salamanders (Plethodon yonahlossee) out on the prowl. I really need to make it down to the Blue Ridge more often... I'm going to be working with this species a lot more in the future! @_miss_mollie_  #hiking #herping #blueridgemountains #holstonmountainn#plethodontidae #plethodon #yonahlosseesalamander #amphibians #amphibianspecialist #photography #photoshoot #nighthiking #rains #adventures #salamanders #salamandersofinstagram #fieldwork #real #herpetology #youtube #footage
After a hard hike up Holston Mountain in the rain last night, I finally encountered multiple yonahlossee salamanders (Plethodon yonahlossee) out on the prowl. I really need to make it down to the Blue Ridge more often... I'm going to be working with this species a lot more in the future! @_miss_mollie_ #hiking  #herping  #blueridgemountains  #holstonmountainn #plethodontidae  #plethodon  #yonahlosseesalamander  #amphibians  #amphibianspecialist  #photography  #photoshoot  #nighthiking  #rains  #adventures  #salamanders  #salamandersofinstagram  #fieldwork  #real  #herpetology  #youtube  #footage 
Yonahlossee salamander (Plethodon yonahlossee), on of our many lungless mountain salamanders. This one breathes through it's beautiful red and black skin.
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#salamanders #salamander #yonahlossee #plethodon #plethodontidae #herping #herps #amphibian #lungless #skin #redskin #herpsofnc #herpsofinstagram #ncwildlife
Juvenile Plethodon wehrlei-Wehrle's Salamander. Fourth specimen I encountered this year! Don't see too many of these little guys around my area. Also couldn't fit my water mark in the photo. #plethodon #wehrlei #wehrlessalamander #caudata #amphibian #f4f #cute #nature #herpetology
Slimy Salamanders! One of the species we will be looking for @ Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve tomorrow during #Eclipse2017 @amphibianfoundation

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#Plethodon #Plethodontidae #Plethodonglutinosus #Salamanders #SalamandersOfInstagram
The Coeur d'Alene Salamander (Plethodon idahoensis) is a relatively recent discovery in BC. This one is, I think, the third recorded instance in the province and a picture of the habitat I found it in just north of Creston. #salamander #plethodon #coeurdalenesalamander #plethodonidahoensis #crestonbc #kootenays #britishcolumbia
One of the cooler things we observed in VA was how active the salamanders were after a rain event.  Even the stream-dwelling species were crawling around, wth some even climbing up into trees and other vegetation to look for prey.  They were good at it too!
#slimyclimbers #salameandering #NEPARC #NEPARC2017
One of the cooler things we observed in VA was how active the salamanders were after a rain event. Even the stream-dwelling species were crawling around, wth some even climbing up into trees and other vegetation to look for prey. They were good at it too! #slimyclimbers  #salameandering  #NEPARC  #NEPARC2017 
Sub-adult and juvenile Dunn's Salamanders (Plethodon dunni). Del Norte County, July 2017. . 
Here's some more P. dunni goodness.
Sub-adult and juvenile Dunn's Salamanders (Plethodon dunni). Del Norte County, July 2017. . Here's some more P. dunni goodness.
Tonight, while at the annual #NEPARC meeting in the Appalachians of Virginia, we did a nighttime salamander survey.  With rain having fallen the previous night, the forest was damp, and the sals did not disappoint.  Most of them were just crawling around in the open, even climbing up trees and vegetation.  Trying very hard not to step on any, we shined our lights on multiple individuals of 10 different species, 4 of which were lifers for me - including this gray-cheeked salamander (Plethodon montanus). This cool gunmetal gray #salamander has an interesting history at this site, as it is actually an introduced species here from a botanist over 50 years ago.  They are not damaging or invasive, and only about 3 km away from their natural range.  #salameandering #NEPARC2017 .
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#salamander #graycheekedsalamander #plethodon #plethodonmontanus #biomass #amphibian #salamandersofinstagram #amphibiansofinstagram #caudata #wildlife #tinywildlife
Tonight, while at the annual #NEPARC  meeting in the Appalachians of Virginia, we did a nighttime salamander survey. With rain having fallen the previous night, the forest was damp, and the sals did not disappoint. Most of them were just crawling around in the open, even climbing up trees and vegetation. Trying very hard not to step on any, we shined our lights on multiple individuals of 10 different species, 4 of which were lifers for me - including this gray-cheeked salamander (Plethodon montanus). This cool gunmetal gray #salamander  has an interesting history at this site, as it is actually an introduced species here from a botanist over 50 years ago. They are not damaging or invasive, and only about 3 km away from their natural range. #salameandering  #NEPARC2017  . . . #salamander  #graycheekedsalamander  #plethodon  #plethodonmontanus  #biomass  #amphibian  #salamandersofinstagram  #amphibiansofinstagram  #caudata  #wildlife  #tinywildlife 
Juvenile Plethodon glutinosus-Northern Slimy Salamander. 
This mushroom patch was also a goldmine for millipedes and collembola of various species. #plethodon #slimysalamander #plethodontidae #caudata #salamander #f4f #cute #nature #herpetology
Sub-adult Dunn's Salamander (Plethodon dunni). Del Norte County, July 2017. . 
I spent an afternoon in Del Norte county a couple days ago trying to knock one of the last CA north coast salamander species off my life list. Despite the relatively hot day and being at the absolute edge of the southern end of their range, I ended up being rewarded with my target! No adults showed face that day but I did manage to see a mix over a dozen juvenile and subadult animals before I called it quits.
Sub-adult Dunn's Salamander (Plethodon dunni). Del Norte County, July 2017. . I spent an afternoon in Del Norte county a couple days ago trying to knock one of the last CA north coast salamander species off my life list. Despite the relatively hot day and being at the absolute edge of the southern end of their range, I ended up being rewarded with my target! No adults showed face that day but I did manage to see a mix over a dozen juvenile and subadult animals before I called it quits.
A silver-backed salamander, a rare variation of the eastern red backed salamander which is one of the most numerous salamanders in North America. Their large population allows for large amounts of genetic variation such as the lead back phase, brown back phases, silver back phases and even "stary night" phased salamanders
A silver-backed salamander, a rare variation of the eastern red backed salamander which is one of the most numerous salamanders in North America. Their large population allows for large amounts of genetic variation such as the lead back phase, brown back phases, silver back phases and even "stary night" phased salamanders
The Clemson variant of the Southern Gray-cheeked Salamander (Plethodon metcalfi) in #NorthCarolina. One of the main reasons for the #Appalachia trip with my Dad last month #SalamanderSaturday #Plethodon #metcalfi
My favorite find from the last research trip into the smokies, the red checked salamander, plethodon jordani, has a range restricted to gsmnp where they are relatively abundant. #herpetology #fieldwork #walkerlab #idswabthat #microbiology #redcheek #salamandersofInstagram #conservationbiology #instaherp #plethodon #plethodonjordani #nature #salamander #natgeo #macro #nikon #savethesalamanders
Western redback salamander peaking out from the moss. #plethodon #caudata #amphibian #bc #salamander #wildlife #nature #rainforest
A small mountainous area in North Georgia provides for great views of the surrounding flatlands. It also provides for a distinct salamander only found on the limestone outcroppings and twilight zones of caves on one slope of a single mountain. This tiny range explains why the salamander wasn't even discovered until 1972.  I found almost a dozen Pigeon Mountain Salamanders (Plethodon petraeus) in a few hours looking. With unique habitat and great views, I'll definitely be back to explore the area more
A small mountainous area in North Georgia provides for great views of the surrounding flatlands. It also provides for a distinct salamander only found on the limestone outcroppings and twilight zones of caves on one slope of a single mountain. This tiny range explains why the salamander wasn't even discovered until 1972. I found almost a dozen Pigeon Mountain Salamanders (Plethodon petraeus) in a few hours looking. With unique habitat and great views, I'll definitely be back to explore the area more
I walked this stream for over an hour not finding anything. I come back to the bridge where Kelly has been waiting patiently and she tells me to "look under that log." Low and behold, Western Red backed Salmander "Plethodon vehiculum"
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#salamander #plethodonvehiculum #plethodon #washington #amphibians #travel #wanderlust #zoology #zoologist #biology #biologist #roadtrip
Exploring the SE US this week. My travels brought me to North Carolina to hike with @coach_coulter! This is a red-legged salamander 😀 #Herpetology #Salamander #NorthCarolina #Hiking #Plethodon #shermani #AppalachianMountains #Nantahala #NantahalaNationalForest
A Bat Cave variant of the Yonahlossee Salamander (Plethodon yonahlossee) from earlier this summer #SalamanderSaturday #Plethodon #yonahlossee
Someone had this beauty running around their house so we picked him up and gave him a new home 😊
Someone had this beauty running around their house so we picked him up and gave him a new home 😊
Lead phase red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus) from the spring when visiting family in Pennsylvania.

#redbackedsalamander #Plethodon #cinereus #plethodoncinereus #herping #plethodontidae #nature #explore #amphibian #outdoors #PAherps #gooutdoors #wildlife #animals #cute #lovelife #photography #wildlifephotography #canonphotography
The South Mountain Gray-cheeked Salamander (Plethodon meridianus) was the first salamander from the trip I took with my dad. This species is the smallest ranging of the jordani complex. #SalamanderSaturday #Appalachia #Plethodon
The South Mountain Gray-cheeked Salamander (Plethodon meridianus) was the first salamander from the trip I took with my dad. This species is the smallest ranging of the jordani complex. #SalamanderSaturday  #Appalachia  #Plethodon 
Not the most incredible in habitat shot, but weller's habitat is incredible and the rain only made it more beautiful. You feel like you are in a rainforest atop some of the mountains in appalachia, closest I have been to a rainforest at least. #habitat #naturephotography #wellerssalamander #salamander #autosettings #rain #lenschange #appalachiantrail #virginia #hiking #plethodon #herpetology #hikevirginia #virginiawildlife #fuckcoal #moss #spruce #getoutside #Turtle #solohike #wildlifephotography #nikon #herping #somuchgreen
Not the most incredible in habitat shot, but weller's habitat is incredible and the rain only made it more beautiful. You feel like you are in a rainforest atop some of the mountains in appalachia, closest I have been to a rainforest at least. #habitat  #naturephotography  #wellerssalamander  #salamander  #autosettings  #rain  #lenschange  #appalachiantrail  #virginia  #hiking  #plethodon  #herpetology  #hikevirginia  #virginiawildlife  #fuckcoal  #moss  #spruce  #getoutside  #Turtle  #solohike  #wildlifephotography  #nikon  #herping  #somuchgreen 
Red backed salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) were the first salamanders I ever encountered as a child and they will always hold a special place in my heart ❤️ it's nice to be back home and see these lil creatures in such high numbers 
#redbacksalamander #plethodon #plethodoncinereus #lungless #salamander #nature #herpetology #herpsofig #wildlifeconservation #wildlife #conservation #findyourzen
One of probably a hundred Northern Gray-cheeked Salamanders(Plethodon montanus) that I saw in Virginia last week. #plethodon #plethodonmontanus #virginia #virginiawildlife #herping #herpetology #salamander #caudata #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #nature #nikon #tokina #ineedafullframe #notafriendofcoal #ecology #hiking #forest #Appalachia #amphibian #green
Found 3 beautiful Weller's salamanders on June 22nd on that same day over 80 years ago herpetologist worth weller met an untimely death however he is remebered through this species which he had discovered as a 17 year old high school student. #plethodontidae #plethodonwelleri #plethodon #salamander #caudata #amphibian #appalachiantrail #hiking #forest #headshot #macro #insta #herping #herpetology #picoftheday #fieldherping #notafriendofcoal #naturephotography #birthday #natgeo #nikon #closeup #wildlifephotography #animals #nature #wild #virginia #tokina
Found 3 beautiful Weller's salamanders on June 22nd on that same day over 80 years ago herpetologist worth weller met an untimely death however he is remebered through this species which he had discovered as a 17 year old high school student. #plethodontidae  #plethodonwelleri  #plethodon  #salamander  #caudata  #amphibian  #appalachiantrail  #hiking  #forest  #headshot  #macro  #insta  #herping  #herpetology  #picoftheday  #fieldherping  #notafriendofcoal  #naturephotography  #birthday  #natgeo  #nikon  #closeup  #wildlifephotography  #animals  #nature  #wild  #virginia  #tokina 
Atlantic Coast Slimy Salamander found bebopping his way across the forest floor. 
#salamandersofinstagram #slimysalamander #salamander #plethodon #chlorobryonis
The slimiest of all salamanders was found today, Northern Slimy salamander. #plethodon #glutinosus