1 live and 2 dead individuals found in ~60 seconds search. Perennial spring w/in ravine. ~6 mi W. of Boerne, Kendall Co. off Ranger Creek Rd.. Private Property.
Juvenile Aneides are tough, but here are my reasons:
* toe tips are not enlarged or squared off
* bases of the limbs have pale yellow markings, a trait mentioned in Stebbins
* in a very moist mixed redwood / tanoak forest, at most 50 m from running water
Two Garden Slender Salamander's (Batrachoseps major major)
I found them in the leaf litter underneath an oak tree where they were utilizing a log for shelter and to keep moist. Both had a glossy tone with reflective speckles and one of them had a really cryptic coloration with red and brown undertones more pronounced in the tail. I found them around noon. The ground was very moist since it rained the previous day.
51 salamanders seen during a 4 hours night survey
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...