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Long-tailed Salamander

Eurycea longicauda

Description:

Long-tailed salamanders have long tails (haha) with dark bars. They look similar to cave salamanders but are more yellowy than orange. They're also not as common to find, which always made me excited to see one. This one was found when I worked on the Mofep Project.

Habitat:

Missouri Ozarks, forest, leaf-litter.

Notes:

For whatever reason the MDC online field guide didnt have an entry for this species, but the UGA species profile is good enough. For more info I'd refer you to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Missouri guide.

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2 Comments

sunswimer02
sunswimer02 8 years ago

lol Yea, they are super cute!

LensRoto
LensRoto 8 years ago

So tiny, colorful and (I can't help it) CUTE. ... Looks like this find was worth the search!

sunswimer02
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Ellington, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Sep 9, 2009
Submitted on Sep 22, 2012

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