Globally endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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    • Phaeognathus hubrichti
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    • Red Hills Salamander

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What

Red Hills Salamander Phaeognathus hubrichti

Observer

nathanaelh

Date

July 22, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

An individual captured as part of a study comparing salamander populations in disturbed and undisturbed habitats.

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Hills Salamander Phaeognathus hubrichti

Observer

snakedr

Date

June 18, 2011

Place

In habitat, Butler County, AL (Google, OSM)

Description

Observed in daytime dwelling at mouth of burrows. observed foraging at night (after 10pm) partially emerged from burrows as depicted in photo.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Red Hills salamander (Phaeognathus hubrichti) is a fairly large, terrestrial salamander growing to about 255 millimetres (10.0 in). Its body color is gray to brownish without markings, and its limbs are relatively short. It is the official state amphibian of Alabama.

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Conservation Summary

  • Globally
    endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)
    Imperiled (G2) (Source: NatureServe)
    Imperiled. Small range in south-central Alabama; status of remaining habitat still largely unknown; estimated to have previously occupied 255 square kilometers (63,000 acres); much habitat has been altered or destroyed by forest management activities; number of extant occurrences is unknown; many known are in poor condition; reproductive potential is low.
Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.