Pretty sure this is a dusky salamander but not sure what species. Anybody else have any guesses?
This newt was in the stream maybe a mile up the trail from the parking lot. 9 am Pacific Time.
tamaño de 10 cm, la cola mas pequeña en comparacion del cuerpo de color obscuro con manchas blancas por todo el cuerpo.
These two were found together under a rain barrel in the shadiest spot in our back yard. The barrel needed to be moved so they were relocated to another protected shaded area.
I believe my species assessment is correct, but appreciate corrections.
Salamanders are any of approximately 550 extant species of amphibians within the order Caudata. They are typically characterized by a superficially lizard-like appearance, with slender bodies, short noses, and long tails. All known fossil salamanders and all extinct species fall under the order Caudata, while sometimes the extant species are grouped together as the Urodela. Salamanders have never more than four toes on their front legs and five on their rear legs, but some species have...