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@BalincaguinConservancy the trinomial is saved in this case because I have done so from a desktop computer. I can't seem to get it to work from my droid app. I have tried over and over to set the scientific name in the droid app but it just doesn't save that information.
I saw that you had an unidentified spider, and I did a little searching on the web. Could this be a picture of the same spider, located at the following link?
wikipedia didn't have a picture for that, but I though that this would help.
I looked at the specimen you posted, and then I did a google image search for images appearing on wikipedia.org (using fungus mushroom utah as my criteria for the search).
I'm no expert, but I think you may have stumbled across Psilocybe cyanescens. There is one image in the article that looks like the specimen you present, the rest of the images are not very similar.
Here is a link to the image: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/co...
Here is a link to the article:
I think a key to identifying what you discovered is determining its size.
I'm not an expert, but I think this is a black salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus). Where did you find this? If it was found in a forest or grassy area, I'd say that it's the black salamander. I'd also say that this is a baby.