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Lead-backed Salamander - Plethodon cinereus This salamander was so fast! I only got a couple quick shots before it disappeared. <br />
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Plethodon cinereus exhibits color polymorphism with two common color variations - the &#039;red-backed&#039; variety has a red dorsal stripe that tapers towards the tail and the &#039;lead-backed&#039; variety lacks most or all of the red pigmentation. This spotting shows the lead-backed variety.<br />
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Habitat: Along the edge of a bog<br />
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Plethodon cinereus exhibits color polymorphism with two common color variations - the &#039;red-backed&#039; variety has a red dorsal stripe that tapers towards the tail and the &#039;lead-backed&#039; variety lacks most or all of the red pigmentation. This spotting shows the lead-backed variety.<br />
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Habitat: Along the edge of a bog<br />
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Lead-backed Salamander - Plethodon cinereus

This salamander was so fast! I only got a couple quick shots before it disappeared.

Plethodon cinereus exhibits color polymorphism with two common color variations - the 'red-backed' variety has a red dorsal stripe that tapers towards the tail and the 'lead-backed' variety lacks most or all of the red pigmentation. This spotting shows the lead-backed variety.

Habitat: Along the edge of a bog

Lead-backed Salamander - Plethodon cinereus This salamander was so fast! I only got a couple quick shots before it disappeared. <br />
<br />
Plethodon cinereus exhibits color polymorphism with two common color variations - the 'red-backed' variety has a red dorsal stripe that tapers towards the tail and the 'lead-backed' variety lacks most or all of the red pigmentation. This spotting shows the lead-backed variety.<br />
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Habitat: Along the edge of a bog<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/76947/lead-backed_salamander_-_plethodon_cinereus.html Geotagged,Plethodon cinereus,Red- backed salamander,Spring,United States

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The red-backed salamander is a species of small, hardy woodland salamander in the family Plethodontidae. The species inhabits wooded slopes in eastern North America, west to Missouri, south to North Carolina, and north from southern Quebec and the Maritime provinces in Canada to Minnesota.

Similar species: Salamanders
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Apr 3, 2019. Captured Apr 3, 2019 13:23 in 3280 Franklin Ave, Millbrook, NY 12545, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm