Eastern Red-backed Salamander

Plethodon cinereus

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The red back (or redback or red-backed) salamander (Plethodon cinereus) is a small, hardy woodland salamander. It inhabits wooded slopes in eastern North America, west to Missouri, south to North Carolina, and north from southern Quebec and the Maritime Provinces in Canada to Minnesota. It is also known as the eastern red-backed salamander or the northern red back salamander to distinguish it from the southern red back salamander (Plethodon serratus).

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  1. (c) Ian Marsman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), http://www.flickr.com/photos/26747023@N00/11860984
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plethodon_cinereus

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