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Jefferson's Salamander

Ambystoma jeffersonianum


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.


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KarenL 8 years ago

Very nice!

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 8 years ago

Nice portrait and description Zach. January amphibians FTW!

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Indiana, USA

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

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