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Eastern Red backed Salamander

Plethodon cinereus


I thought it was a worm at first but it had a head. It surprised me because when I picked it up, it had four legs like a lizard. It was under some cinder blocks and leaf debris in the backyard.


Woodlands and bogs.

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Eastern Red-backed Salamander
Plethodon cinereus Red Back Salamander

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Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Hello Paula! I have provided a suggestion with the scientific name, and once you put the scientific name in, your spotting will no longer appear unknown in the Project Noah database. Thanks!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Hello. I moved this spotting into the Amphibians group. Although resembling lizards, salamanders are in fact amphibians :-)

PaulaHill 8 years ago

Thanks! I thought it was the four toed salamander but it didn't have a white bottom.

Charlie Davis
Charlie Davis 8 years ago

Red-backed Salamander. See more here:

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Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Apr 15, 2012
Submitted on Apr 15, 2012

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