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Under a rotting log in central Indiana woodlands
Your friend is right. There is also a red phase that is only found in Cliton County
I had a herpetologist friend of mine recently point out that this is actually a lead-backed form of a red-backed salamander. I didn't know such a thing existed but he was quite persistent. I figured since he is nearing the end of his PhD work on salamanders he knew what he was talking about. I have changed the information to reflect that unless someone can find me harder evidence that proves him wrong lol.
It just looks longer and thinner than the slimys I'm used to seeing. If you say it's Plethodon glutinosus then please go ahead and fill in the information fields. Thanks!
Based on the list of salamanders for Indiana, this looks like it's something in the Eurycea genus. Unfortunately, there isn't a good website with links/photos to salamanders or any of the herps, really. Here's one that lists the species but there are no images:http://www.naturalheritageofindiana.org/...
Not sure about the ID, but the species name for the Slimy salamander is Plethodon glutinosus.
Lat: 39.86, Long: -86.03
Spotted on Jun 2, 2012 Submitted on Jun 9, 2012