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So THAT’S why they call them Red-backed Salamanders. As expected, my first herp of 2018. #fieldherping #herping #easternredbackedsalamander #plethodoncinereus #plethodon #salamander #redback #maryland #md #howardcounty #moss #wildlife
Subadult Western Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon vehiculum). Lifer animal, Wahkiakum Co. . 
So when I moved to Washington I made a semi serious herping goal just to see if it was possible- I wondered if you could find the three less common woodland salamanders (Plethodon larselli, vandykei, and dunni) before encountering the more abundant fourth member of the genus. 
P. vehiculum are one of, if not the most common salamanders in the entire PNW and they can readily be found in essentially the same habitat as ALL of the other Plethodon in the region. I was so close to pulling off the goal! Larselli and dunni came without too much hassle, but vandykei is another story altogether. When I flipped this little dude yesterday I wasn't exactly bummed about failing, I was mainly just surprised that it took me so long to see one!
Subadult Western Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon vehiculum). Lifer animal, Wahkiakum Co. . So when I moved to Washington I made a semi serious herping goal just to see if it was possible- I wondered if you could find the three less common woodland salamanders (Plethodon larselli, vandykei, and dunni) before encountering the more abundant fourth member of the genus. P. vehiculum are one of, if not the most common salamanders in the entire PNW and they can readily be found in essentially the same habitat as ALL of the other Plethodon in the region. I was so close to pulling off the goal! Larselli and dunni came without too much hassle, but vandykei is another story altogether. When I flipped this little dude yesterday I wasn't exactly bummed about failing, I was mainly just surprised that it took me so long to see one!
Evie and I had a wonderful time up at Prarie Creek the other day where I saw my first few Del norte salamanders (Plethodon elongatus) which were extremely fiesty. And some beautiful scenery. I also included a pic of a recent giant pacific (Dicamptodon tenebrosus)I saw the other night since it was so darn cute.
Evie and I had a wonderful time up at Prarie Creek the other day where I saw my first few Del norte salamanders (Plethodon elongatus) which were extremely fiesty. And some beautiful scenery. I also included a pic of a recent giant pacific (Dicamptodon tenebrosus)I saw the other night since it was so darn cute.
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Stripeless phased Red-backed Salamander - Plethodon cinereus (Green, 1818) flipped under some trash a few years ago in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.

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A charming Red-legged Salamander (Plethodon shermani) found by my dad on last summer’s #Appalachia trip. The bright colors alert potential predators of their unappetizing taste. #SalamanderSaturday #Plethodon #RedLegs
Happy Friday everyone! First herp of the year goes to this zig-zag salamander. No bigger than a dime. I can’t wait till it warms up. I need to see some larger species. #Plethodon #plethodondorsalis #Salamander #zigzagsalamander #Indiana
Amphibian of the Day

While on my trip to the Smoky Mountains, I did my best to seek out all the cryptic duskies and plethodon species. I hiked a decent trail to find this guy near a pinpoint I had for the species. These are best determined from the other slimies by range, so really - that's all I had to go on and I feel confident in my ID... or at least, I won't lose any sleep on it.

Like other slimy salamanders (Plethodon glutinosus complex), they produce a slimy, adhesive-like substance if they feel threatened. This happens often when handled and the residue is surprisingly hard to wash off with regular hand soap. It's quite a mess.

Southern Appalachian Salamander... Plethodon teyahalee
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Amphibian of the Day While on my trip to the Smoky Mountains, I did my best to seek out all the cryptic duskies and plethodon species. I hiked a decent trail to find this guy near a pinpoint I had for the species. These are best determined from the other slimies by range, so really - that's all I had to go on and I feel confident in my ID... or at least, I won't lose any sleep on it. Like other slimy salamanders (Plethodon glutinosus complex), they produce a slimy, adhesive-like substance if they feel threatened. This happens often when handled and the residue is surprisingly hard to wash off with regular hand soap. It's quite a mess. Southern Appalachian Salamander... Plethodon teyahalee . . . . . #southernappalachiansalamander  #plethodonteyahalee  #plethodon  #slimysalamander  #salamander  #salamanders  #salamandersofinstagram  #herp  #herping  #reptile  #nature  #wildlife  #naturephotography  #wildlifephotography  #explore  #natgeo  #instagood  #instanature  #bd_pro  #wednesday  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #cuteanimals  #smokymountains  #nc  #northcarolina  #blueridgemountains  #appalachiantrail  #appalachianmountains 
A Tellico Salamander (Plethodon aureolus) from last summer’s #Appalachia trip. These smaller woodland salamanders have a narrow range and superficially resemble Slimy Salamanders. #SalamanderSaturday #TellicoSalamander #Plethodon
#7 Weller’s salamander: This might be one of the most unique salamanders on the east coast. Not only does it look nothing like any other species, but the habitat it is found in looks like something you’d find in the northwest. Sadly, due to its very limited habitat and range this species is considered endangered, and their future in unsure as pine beetles are now destroying the already limited red spruce forests that they call home. #herping #herp #salamander #amphibian #salamandersofinstagram #amphibiansofinstagram #wellerssalamander #plethodon #welleri
#7  Weller’s salamander: This might be one of the most unique salamanders on the east coast. Not only does it look nothing like any other species, but the habitat it is found in looks like something you’d find in the northwest. Sadly, due to its very limited habitat and range this species is considered endangered, and their future in unsure as pine beetles are now destroying the already limited red spruce forests that they call home. #herping  #herp  #salamander  #amphibian  #salamandersofinstagram  #amphibiansofinstagram  #wellerssalamander  #plethodon  #welleri 
Nice adult Atlantic coast slimy showing off it’s ‘abundant white to yellow spotting on the sides’... flipped on NYE. #plethodonchlorobryonis #plethodon #slimysalamander #salamandersofinstagram #salamanders #herping #hiking #exploring #southcarolina #scstateparks #scherp #scwildlife #ifyouarereadingthisfinalhashtagsorryigotnothing #😜
Even though it was cold, windy and dry, @naturewithgabe and I managed to find a few little rascals. This slimy salamander is a pimp.. #slimysalamander #salamander #plethodon #salamandersofgeorgia #georgia #canon5dmarkiv #canonphoto
South Carolina Slimy Salamander - Plethodon variolatus (Gilliams, 1818). One of three individuals I flipped along the wooded hillsides of a small creek in Francis Marion National Forest, South Carolina. Like most members of the Slimy Salamander complex, they are cryptic species that are only distinguished by allozyme and DNA sequences. However, some individuals of more southern US species tend to be darker and lack as many white spots on their top. 
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South Carolina Slimy Salamander - Plethodon variolatus (Gilliams, 1818). One of three individuals I flipped along the wooded hillsides of a small creek in Francis Marion National Forest, South Carolina. Like most members of the Slimy Salamander complex, they are cryptic species that are only distinguished by allozyme and DNA sequences. However, some individuals of more southern US species tend to be darker and lack as many white spots on their top. #plethodon  #variolatus  #plethodonvariolatus  #teamcanon  #canonsx60hs  #macrophotography  #herps  #herping  #salamander  #southcarolina  #slimysalamander  #slimy  #southcarolinaslimysalamander  #caudata  #amphibians  #urodela 
Now two weeks post-op and enjoying bed rest but easing myself off of it slowly! Took a short hike the other day and stumbled onto my other true love: salamanders! I was hoping to find some marbleds but it is kind dry for them to be on the surface at the moment. My moms boyfriend dubbed this little fella Melvin, an adolescent red backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus). #postop #healing #hiking #nc #salamanders #herps #herpsofnc #plethodon #plethodontidae #redback
Now two weeks post-op and enjoying bed rest but easing myself off of it slowly! Took a short hike the other day and stumbled onto my other true love: salamanders! I was hoping to find some marbleds but it is kind dry for them to be on the surface at the moment. My moms boyfriend dubbed this little fella Melvin, an adolescent red backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus). #postop  #healing  #hiking  #nc  #salamanders  #herps  #herpsofnc  #plethodon  #plethodontidae  #redback 
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Best nine of 2017, salamanders are awesome. #salamander #plethodon #herpetology #amphibian #snake #bestnine #rattlesnake #crotalus #reptiles
Northern slimy salamander. Growing up in Central Florida I used to be wowed by every salamander I saw when I first moved to the Birmingham area. The closest thing to a salamander encounter I experienced in Belleview was playing with my Dad’s soft plastic salamander bass lures. However -  after 20 years in Alabama I rarely give these slimy salamanders a second look anymore because they’re basically everywhere around here. That said - I really dig this one’s eyes. #northernslimysalamander #slimysalamander #plethodonglutinosus #salamander #plethodon #herp #herpsofalabama #herpinghopperboyz
Northern slimy salamander. Growing up in Central Florida I used to be wowed by every salamander I saw when I first moved to the Birmingham area. The closest thing to a salamander encounter I experienced in Belleview was playing with my Dad’s soft plastic salamander bass lures. However - after 20 years in Alabama I rarely give these slimy salamanders a second look anymore because they’re basically everywhere around here. That said - I really dig this one’s eyes. #northernslimysalamander  #slimysalamander  #plethodonglutinosus  #salamander  #plethodon  #herp  #herpsofalabama  #herpinghopperboyz 
A little slimy salamander bokeh to slip into the holiday weekend.. #salamander #Plethodon #slimysalamander #bokeh #canon5dmarkiv #herpphotography
Red-backed salamanders come in several different flavors. Some have the namesake red stripe down their backs while others have grey or tan stripes or even no stripe at all. More rarely, you can find areas with erythristic individuals, which are completely red. The red coloration is thought to mimic the brightly colored red eft, which is the toxic juvenile stage of the red-spotted newt. Believe it or not, these turds might just be the most abundant vertebrate in forests of the northeastern US. #plethodon #salamander #amphibians #ecology #herpetology #nature #mimicry #plethodoncinereus #tastetherainbow #fieldherping #herpsofinstagram
Red-backed salamanders come in several different flavors. Some have the namesake red stripe down their backs while others have grey or tan stripes or even no stripe at all. More rarely, you can find areas with erythristic individuals, which are completely red. The red coloration is thought to mimic the brightly colored red eft, which is the toxic juvenile stage of the red-spotted newt. Believe it or not, these turds might just be the most abundant vertebrate in forests of the northeastern US. #plethodon  #salamander  #amphibians  #ecology  #herpetology  #nature  #mimicry  #plethodoncinereus  #tastetherainbow  #fieldherping  #herpsofinstagram 
Just a neat comparison between #eurycea & #plethodon side view and top view. So many differences, especially the eyes. #twolined #slimy #salamandersofinstagram #salamanders #herpface #southcarolina #scherp #somethingdiffrent #😃😁
Western Redback Salamander (Plethodon vehiculum). Another of the PNW's salamanders belonging to the family "Plethodontidae," or lungless amphibians, these cuties make do by laying eggs in moist underground areas and enjoying swathes of urban forest habitat. However, their ability to re-colonize depends on healthy dispersion. Populations that are in rapid decline are those that cannot establish new territories and replenish colonies- this is why pockets of prime habitat may hold no existing generations of salamanders. 
What's also interesting about the Western Redback is that they use chemical cues for mating and in courtship, the male carries his lady love while she grips his tail. Once eggs are laid, the youngsters skip the aquatic larval stage and emerge as tiny adults. #westernredback #salamanders #amphibians #Plethodontidae #plethodon #plethodonvehiculum #waherps
Western Redback Salamander (Plethodon vehiculum). Another of the PNW's salamanders belonging to the family "Plethodontidae," or lungless amphibians, these cuties make do by laying eggs in moist underground areas and enjoying swathes of urban forest habitat. However, their ability to re-colonize depends on healthy dispersion. Populations that are in rapid decline are those that cannot establish new territories and replenish colonies- this is why pockets of prime habitat may hold no existing generations of salamanders. What's also interesting about the Western Redback is that they use chemical cues for mating and in courtship, the male carries his lady love while she grips his tail. Once eggs are laid, the youngsters skip the aquatic larval stage and emerge as tiny adults. #westernredback  #salamanders  #amphibians  #Plethodontidae  #plethodon  #plethodonvehiculum  #waherps 
Just a lil red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus)! Found this juvenile — just about an inch long, tip to tail — a couple of weeks ago on a rainy December afternoon in Massachusetts while out reporting a story about these common yet very cool amphibians. In many forests in the northeastern United States, red-backed salamanders outweigh all the birds and small mammals combined!
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Just a lil red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus)! Found this juvenile — just about an inch long, tip to tail — a couple of weeks ago on a rainy December afternoon in Massachusetts while out reporting a story about these common yet very cool amphibians. In many forests in the northeastern United States, red-backed salamanders outweigh all the birds and small mammals combined! . . . #salamander  #salamanders  #herping  #plethodon  #plethodoncinereus  #forests  #wildlife  #fall  #latefall  #amphibians  #stateforest  #mass  #massachusetts  #northeastwildlife  #newenglandwildlife  #newengland  #northeast  #autumncritters  #herps  #redbackedsalamander  #canon  @canonusa #1dmarkiv 
We found this lovely female Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii) underneath the damp confines of a log. Sexing these salamanders is fairly easy due to facial structure differences. Males have a somewhat "puppy dog" appearance while females have a more rounded snout. This adorable species is lungless, having adapted the ability to breathe through their skin. They also are not pond breeders, instead preferring moist crevices to lay their eggs. Sweet-natured and bug-eyed, they are sure to make any soggy nature walk  memorable. #lungless #plethodon #oregonensatina #ensatina #ensatinaeschscholtzii
We found this lovely female Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii) underneath the damp confines of a log. Sexing these salamanders is fairly easy due to facial structure differences. Males have a somewhat "puppy dog" appearance while females have a more rounded snout. This adorable species is lungless, having adapted the ability to breathe through their skin. They also are not pond breeders, instead preferring moist crevices to lay their eggs. Sweet-natured and bug-eyed, they are sure to make any soggy nature walk memorable. #lungless  #plethodon  #oregonensatina  #ensatina  #ensatinaeschscholtzii 
Plethodon kentucki featuring the Eastern KY woodlands in their full glory #plethodonkentucki #kentucky #plethodon #fall
Pretty slimy salamander from along the Chattahoochee River today.. #salamander #slimysalamander #amphibian #plethodon
Here’s a very large Western Redback Salamander (Plethodon vehiculum) I found the other day. Despite being named Redback Salamanders, they often have greyish, yellow, tan, or rusty colored backs. #newt #salamander #amphibiansofig #amphibian #plethodon #vehiculum #western #redback #washington #northwest #pacificnorthwest
Atlantic costal slimy salamander (Plethodon chlorobryonis) from South Carolina. #salamanders #fieldherping #herptastic #slimysalamander #amphibian #slimy #salamandersofinstagram #nature #outdoors #southcarolina #plethodon
Dunn's Salamander (Plethodon dunni) is large relative to other western plethodontids (10-15.5 cm) that prefers rocky forest habitats from sea level to 1000 m. It is active on the ground surface on wet nights to forage for invertebrate prey. In warm coastal situations, it may be active any month of the year in wet conditions.

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Dunn's Salamander (Plethodon dunni) is large relative to other western plethodontids (10-15.5 cm) that prefers rocky forest habitats from sea level to 1000 m. It is active on the ground surface on wet nights to forage for invertebrate prey. In warm coastal situations, it may be active any month of the year in wet conditions. #dunnssalamander  #plethodon  #plethodondunni  #salamander  #cute  #amphibian  #oregon  #usa  #macrophotography  #animals  #wildlifephotography  #naturephotography  #nature  #wild  #conservation  #wildlife  #animalportraits  #photography  #macro  #hiking  #herping  #life  #herps  #earth  #cool  #awesome  #nikon 
#tbt to this past March. The Western Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon vehiculum) is a small and common amphibian (7-11.5 cm) native to Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia south to southwestern Oregon. The red variant of the namesake back stripe is most common, but it may also be yellow, olive green, or tan, or not present at all. This individual settled for something in-between.

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#tbt  to this past March. The Western Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon vehiculum) is a small and common amphibian (7-11.5 cm) native to Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia south to southwestern Oregon. The red variant of the namesake back stripe is most common, but it may also be yellow, olive green, or tan, or not present at all. This individual settled for something in-between. #westernredbackedsalamander  #plethodon  #plethodonvehiculum  #salamander  #cute  #amphibian  #oregon  #usa  #macrophotography  #animals  #wildlifephotography  #naturephotography  #nature  #wild  #conservation  #wildlife  #photography  #macro  #hiking  #herping  #life  #herps  #earth  #cool  #awesome  #nikon 
"This is my land. And you know it's rich with gold. Goooolllldddddd." - Yukon Cornelius

Weller's Salamander - Plethodon welleri 
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Adult female Larch Mountain Salamander (Plethodon larselli) in habitat, October 2017. . 
The habitat of these animals is specific (damp, forested talus slides comprised of small rocks) and unfortunately quite fragile. Areas of talus that become deforested due to things like timber harvest or stand-replacing fires become less shaded and consequently warmer than these animals require. It's been shown in a study from 1985 that P. vehiculum often outcompetes P. larselli in areas where this has occured.
Adult female Larch Mountain Salamander (Plethodon larselli) in habitat, October 2017. . The habitat of these animals is specific (damp, forested talus slides comprised of small rocks) and unfortunately quite fragile. Areas of talus that become deforested due to things like timber harvest or stand-replacing fires become less shaded and consequently warmer than these animals require. It's been shown in a study from 1985 that P. vehiculum often outcompetes P. larselli in areas where this has occured.
Rotwangen-Waldsalamander. Ein weiterer, höchst interessanter, Lungenloser Salamander aus den Smoky Mountains. Diese Art kommt noch in den höchsten Bereichen im Park vor. Der hier lief mir am Clingmans Dome vor die Linse, auf fast 2000 Meter Meereshöhe / Jordan's Salamander. Another interesting Lungless Salamander of the Smoky Mountains which reaches the Smoky´s highest peaks. I found this specimen at Clingmans Dome at about 2000 meter a.s.l.

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Rotwangen-Waldsalamander. Ein weiterer, höchst interessanter, Lungenloser Salamander aus den Smoky Mountains. Diese Art kommt noch in den höchsten Bereichen im Park vor. Der hier lief mir am Clingmans Dome vor die Linse, auf fast 2000 Meter Meereshöhe / Jordan's Salamander. Another interesting Lungless Salamander of the Smoky Mountains which reaches the Smoky´s highest peaks. I found this specimen at Clingmans Dome at about 2000 meter a.s.l. #Plethodon  #jordani  #Rotwangen  #Waldsalamander  #Jordan ´s #Plethodontidae  #Lungless  #Lungenlose  #Spring  #Salamander  #Amphibia  #Amphibien  #Caudata  #Schwanzlurche  #GreatSmokyMountains  #Smoky  #Mountains  #ClingmansDome  #NationalPark  #Tennessee  #NorthCarolina 
Slimy Salamander
Slimy Salamander
This looks to be a darker color morph western red-backed salamander (Plethodon vehiculum). Please correct me if I'm wrong. In situ on the edge of a clear cut in the Oregon Coast Range. 
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Plethodon elongatus
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Young of year Eastern Red-backed Salamander #herping #salamander #plethodon
A juicy Yonahlossee Salamander (Plethodon yonahlossee) from my #Appalachia trip with my dad earlier this year. These large Plethodon dwarf most other species in their genus clocking in at over 8.5 inches. #SalamanderSaturday #Plethodon #yonahlossee #SizeQueen
Ozark zigzag salamander. I found over a dozen of these, with either this red stripe or a yellow/green stripe. I don’t find many salamanders in Texas, so I’m always excited to see these slimy little ones. Not easy ones to convince to sit still. Van Buren, AR.

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Ozark zigzag salamander. I found over a dozen of these, with either this red stripe or a yellow/green stripe. I don’t find many salamanders in Texas, so I’m always excited to see these slimy little ones. Not easy ones to convince to sit still. Van Buren, AR. #plethodon  #plethodonangusticlavius  #salamander  #ozarkzigzagsalamander  #herp  #herpsofarkansas  #amphibian  #instasalamander  #slimy  #hersofinstagram  #herpsofig  #herping  #fieldherping  #herpetology  #fieldherpetology  #animal  #animalphotography  #herpphotography  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #nature  #naturephotography  #amphibiansofinstagram  #instaanimal 
The Bays Mountain zig zag salamanders (Plethodon dorsalis) are now out in full effect.  Here is an adult gravid female, adult male and a very young individual that is displaying the classic defensive posture that this species is known for.  I always appreciate seeing this species emerge in the Fall! #hiking #herping #photography #plethodon #plethodondorsalis #zigzagsalamander #plethodontidae #woodlandsalamanders #lunglesssalamanders #common #amphibians #baysmountain #baysmountainpark #herpetofauna #nature #conservation #real #herpetology #photoshoot #easttennessee #appalachians #ridgeandvalley #sandstonemountains #salamanders #salamandersofinstagram
The Bays Mountain zig zag salamanders (Plethodon dorsalis) are now out in full effect. Here is an adult gravid female, adult male and a very young individual that is displaying the classic defensive posture that this species is known for. I always appreciate seeing this species emerge in the Fall! #hiking  #herping  #photography  #plethodon  #plethodondorsalis  #zigzagsalamander  #plethodontidae  #woodlandsalamanders  #lunglesssalamanders  #common  #amphibians  #baysmountain  #baysmountainpark  #herpetofauna  #nature  #conservation  #real  #herpetology  #photoshoot  #easttennessee  #appalachians  #ridgeandvalley  #sandstonemountains  #salamanders  #salamandersofinstagram 
Adult Siskiyou Mountains Salamander (Plethodon stormi). Siskiyou County, April 2017. . 
Let's keep this Plethodon train rolling! These alien looking, googly-eyed salmanders are restricted to a very small (150,000 HA) area in Northern California and Southwestern Oregon. Their preferred habitat of moist, late-seral stage forest with rocky substrate is threatened by timber harvest, rock mining, and intense fires.
Adult Siskiyou Mountains Salamander (Plethodon stormi). Siskiyou County, April 2017. . Let's keep this Plethodon train rolling! These alien looking, googly-eyed salmanders are restricted to a very small (150,000 HA) area in Northern California and Southwestern Oregon. Their preferred habitat of moist, late-seral stage forest with rocky substrate is threatened by timber harvest, rock mining, and intense fires.
The only Plethodon species found last night was this one lone subadult southern gray-cheeked salamander (Plethodon metcalfi) that I happened to spot while checking holes for Plethodon teyahalee.

#salamander #salamanders #salamandersofinstagram #amphibian #amphibians #amphibiansofinstagram #herp #herps #herping #herpetology #herpsofinstagram #naturephotography #naturalist #wildlifephotography #Plethodon
Juvenile Siskiyou Mountains Salamander (Plethodon stormi) in habitat. Siskiyou County, April 2017. .

Between a broken phone, being sick, and a visit from family I've been really slacking lately on the whole posting thing...so here's another photo from the stormi trip earlier in the year!
Juvenile Siskiyou Mountains Salamander (Plethodon stormi) in habitat. Siskiyou County, April 2017. . Between a broken phone, being sick, and a visit from family I've been really slacking lately on the whole posting thing...so here's another photo from the stormi trip earlier in the year!
Plethodon electromorphis is scarcely seen and not easily recognized salamander from the central US. They are highly similar to the "lead morph" of the common redback: Plethodon cinereus. .
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Plethodon electromorphis is scarcely seen and not easily recognized salamander from the central US. They are highly similar to the "lead morph" of the common redback: Plethodon cinereus. . . . #salamander  #plethodon  #plethodonelectromorphus  #amphibian  #amphibia  #caudata  #nature  #naturyst  #naturephotography  #wild  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #animalelite  #animal  #ohio  #oh  #igdaily  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #pictureoftheday  #explore  #bestnatureshots 
After seeing dozens of normal redback salamanders, I turned up this one unique individual that was anerythristic, and had a white stripe on its back instead of red. Strangely enough, it was in some white sand that matched its back. #hiking #herping #anerythristic #salamander #camouflage #plethodon #plethodontidae #photography #baysmountain #baysmountainpark #herpetofauna #real #nextlevel #herpetology #easttennessee #ridgeandvalley #sandstonemountains #amphibians #salamandersofinstagram #plethodoncinereus #fall #adventures
After seeing dozens of normal redback salamanders, I turned up this one unique individual that was anerythristic, and had a white stripe on its back instead of red. Strangely enough, it was in some white sand that matched its back. #hiking  #herping  #anerythristic  #salamander  #camouflage  #plethodon  #plethodontidae  #photography  #baysmountain  #baysmountainpark  #herpetofauna  #real  #nextlevel  #herpetology  #easttennessee  #ridgeandvalley  #sandstonemountains  #amphibians  #salamandersofinstagram  #plethodoncinereus  #fall  #adventures 
The aptly named Northern Slimy Salamander - Plethodon glutinosus (Green, 1818). This individual from Western Maryland was unusual in that is lacked any white spots along its tail. These guys can be extremely abundant at the right time of year. 
#slimysalamander #northernslimysalamander #salamander #glutinosus #plethodonglutinosus #plethodon #teamcanon #canonsx60hs #herpetology #herps #fieldherping #mdherps #amphibians #urodela #caudata
1. Plethodon dunni (Dunn's Salamander) 2. Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis (Oregon Ensatina). Mushroom hunting and salamander finding on a perfect fall day.
#ensatinaeschscholtzii #plethodon #salamander #amphibian #pnw
Red-backed salamanders are entirely terrestrial, so they don't have an aquatic larval stage like most amphibians (think tadpole). They hatch from eggs fully formed, like mini adults. This is just about as small as they get! #herpetology #plethodon #salamander
Red-backed salamanders are entirely terrestrial, so they don't have an aquatic larval stage like most amphibians (think tadpole). They hatch from eggs fully formed, like mini adults. This is just about as small as they get! #herpetology  #plethodon  #salamander 
A Wehrle's Salamander (Plethodon wehrlei) in conjunction with my talk at yesterday's Virginia Herpetological Society's Fall Meeting on Dixie Caverns and the Wehrle's Salamander. #SalamanderSaturday #Wehrle #Salamander #Plethodon
A Wehrle's Salamander (Plethodon wehrlei) in conjunction with my talk at yesterday's Virginia Herpetological Society's Fall Meeting on Dixie Caverns and the Wehrle's Salamander. #SalamanderSaturday  #Wehrle  #Salamander  #Plethodon 
Zig Zag salamander. Lead back phase #plethodon
Zig Zag salamander. Lead back phase #plethodon 
The ghost of an Eastern Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus) found at a bioblitz earlier this month in southern Ontario.

Okay, not really a ghost, just a goofy salamander hanging out upside down under a rock. Happy Halloween! 👻 👻👻 (No salamanders were hurt in the making of this picture.)
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The ghost of an Eastern Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus) found at a bioblitz earlier this month in southern Ontario. Okay, not really a ghost, just a goofy salamander hanging out upside down under a rock. Happy Halloween! 👻 👻👻 (No salamanders were hurt in the making of this picture.) . . #ontario  #amphibian  #animals  #animalsofinstagram  #biology  #conservation  #ecology  #fauna  #gooutside  #ghost  #herpetofauna  #herps  #herpetology  #little  #naturephotography  #naturelovers  #salamander  #tiny  #urbanwildlife  #wildlifephotography  #wildlife  #Amphibia  #Plethodontidae  #Plethodon  #GhostsOfHerpingPast 
So many Northern Zig Zag Salamanders (Plethodon dorsalis)!! So tiny and cute! 
#herping #salamanders #plethodon #plethodontidae #herpingaround #salamanders #amphibiansofinstagram #amphibian
A White-spotted Slimy Salamander (Plethodon cylindraceus) found before the rains today on a hike with @naturewithmattrat #SalamanderSaturday #SlimySalamander #Plethodon #cylindraceus
Massive female White-Spotted Salamander, which was the first I've found in Fairfax County! #herping #salamander #plethodon
Salamander weather.  I love finding these red-backed salamanders on our sliding glass door on rainy fall days.

#plethodoncinereus #plethodon #herpsofinstagram #redbackedsalamander #rainyfallday #housesalamander
He's just a lil guy 🙂 #salamander #plethodon
Two salamander species! Spotted and Eastern Red-backed under a 2x4 plank @manometcenter. @inaturalistorg #nature #lifeintheundergrowth #salamanders #ambystoma #plethodon
Pretty slimy salamander I saved at work today! 
#salamander #plethodon #glutinosus
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