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Two-Toed Amphiuma Salamander (Amphiuma Means) Pancreas Section

Two-Toed Amphiuma Salamander (Amphiuma Means) Pancreas Section

With more than 500 species, the salamander is a brightly-donned — and pretty cute — feat of nature. #animals #salamanders #photography

The spectacular world of salamanders

With more than 500 species, the salamander is a brightly-donned (and pretty darn adorable) feat of nature.

amphibian, herp, Ambystoma opacum, marbled salamander, salamander, © Patrick Zephyr ♦ Marbled Salamanders are found throughout the Southeast but are absent from southeastern Georgia, peninsular Florida, and the higher elevations of the Appalachian Mountains. They occur in a variety of habitats, which can range from low-lying floodplains to wooded hillsides. grow to about 3.5-4.25 in (9 - 10.7 cm) in size and are stout-bodied and chubby in appearance.

Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum), by Patrick Zephyr Nature Photography

Mother Nature and her creation of a sensitive barometer in the Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)

When We First Undertook A Search for Life on Earth

Mother Nature and her creation of a sensitive barometer in the Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum), I LOVE salamanders!

Larval salamander (Siren intermedia) with bone stained red, cartilage blue (20x)

Larval salamander (Siren intermedia) with bone stained red, cartilage blue

Hydromantes platycephalus, the Mount Lyell Salamander, lives under rocks on talus slopes. When the rock is lifted up, the salamanders curl into a ball and roll away down the hillside away from potential predators.

Hydromantes platycephalus, the Mount Lyell Salamander, lives under rocks on talus slopes. When the rock is lifted up, the salamanders curl into a ball and roll away down the hillside away from potential predators.

The world's oldest fossil of a salamander has been discovered. Six fossils of 157 million year old salamanders were found embedded in volcanic ash in an ancient lake bed in western Liaoning Province, China.  Photo: Mick Ellison, American Museum of Natural History/Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences   Posted on March 25, 2012

Six fossils of salamanders were found embedded in volcanic ash in an ancient lake bed in western Liaoning Province, China. Photo: Mick Ellison, American Museum of Natural History/Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Posted on March 2012

Black Mountain Salamander (Desmognathus welteri)

Black Mountain Salamander (Desmognathus welteri)

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