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Jefferson's Salamander

Ambystoma jeffersonianum

Description:

The Jefferson's Salamander, named after Thomas Jefferson, is common in hardwood forests throughout its range. In the spring, along with other salamanders in the genus Ambystoma, they will migrate to their breeding ponds to reproduce. This species is usually the first to arrive to the ponds and some, such as this one, may move into their ponds as early as January.

Habitat:

Vernal pool

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5 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Very nice!

ZachT
ZachT 8 years ago

Thanks everyone!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 8 years ago

Great picture Zach!

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 8 years ago

I found a salamander tonight too. So cute.

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 8 years ago

Nice portrait and description Zach. January amphibians FTW!

ZachT
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ZachT

Indiana, USA

Spotted on Jan 29, 2013
Submitted on Jan 30, 2013

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