Spring Salamander

Gyrinophilus porphyriticus

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The spring salamander (Gyrinophilus porphyriticus) is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. The generic name, Gyrinophilus, means "tadpole lover" and refers to the long period of time it spends as a gilled larva before maturing. The specific name, porphyriticus, is Latin from Greek, meaning the color of porphyry, a purple stone, and this salamander has also been called the purple salamander. It is found in Canada and the United States. Its

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  1. (c) Travis W. Reeder, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/1974409
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyrinophilus_porphyriticus

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