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Spotted Salamander

Ambystoma maculatum




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8 Comments

Latimeria
Latimeria 8 years ago

True, but Wikipedia is good for quick reference, and it has reference links and sources at the bottom of the page. I like to think of Wikipedia as a springboard. And until Noah starts accepting other websites as reference links, it's what we have to work with right now.

Marianne Wells
Marianne Wells 8 years ago

What an interesting link Latimeria! LOVED the picture of the beautiful spotted salamander, too.

peter
peter 8 years ago

Totally feel you on that vibe, Mitch. We do also connect with Encyclopedia of Life, which is a more legit reference source.

http://www.eol.org/pages/1048181

Just a thought ;)

MitchRay
MitchRay 8 years ago

I have a photo somewhere of an egg mass, you can see the algal cells inside. I'm not a big fan of Wikipedia, if folks want to know more I would recommend picking up a legitimate book.

keithp2012
keithp2012 8 years ago

I used to have one as a pet, found a bunch of larva while camping Upstate NY in an almost-dry baking vernal pool, within a day the others had died. I took them home (the ones I caught earlier) and all but 1 lived, had the adult for 2 years then it got sick and died.

Latimeria
Latimeria 8 years ago

Too cool! I just read this article yesterday, and it's too interesting not to share: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/0.... Also, you might think about adding the Wikipedia page as a reference link for this spotting.

MitchRay
MitchRay 8 years ago

Me too

peter
peter 8 years ago

I love these guys!

Monroe, Louisiana, USA

Lat: 32.51, Long: -92.12

Spotted on Apr 3, 2011
Submitted on Apr 3, 2011

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