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Lead-backed Salamander - Plethodon cinereus This salamander looks like it had lost its tail at some point, but it is growing back.<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: Under rotting wood Geotagged,Plethodon,Plethodon cinereus,Red-backed salamander,Spring,United States,lead-backed salamander,salamander Click/tap to enlarge

Lead-backed Salamander - Plethodon cinereus

This salamander looks like it had lost its tail at some point, but it is growing back.

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: Under rotting wood

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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 May 7, 2020. Captured May 6, 2020 22:45 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/3.2
  • 1/256s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm