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Postby juju » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:06 pm

yes it is amphibian
but Not a toad

next hint:
they live in large clear streams and rivers :)
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Postby WolverSyr » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:01 pm

Do adult forms have a tail?
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Postby juju » Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:07 am

yes adults have tails.
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Postby nugget » Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:11 am

A SALAMANDER?????? :O lol
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Postby juju » Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:31 pm

@nugget
yup it is a salamander :o
which kind?
and I was told it has to be the genus and species.
It is native to the US
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Postby CoffeaRobusta » Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:15 am

Is it native to the western US?
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Postby juju » Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:30 am

This salamander is very unique. :)
it is only found in a few states from Georgia, Alabama North to upper New York. It is one of the largest of the salamanders and it does not retain its gills as an adult.
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Postby CoffeaRobusta » Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:36 pm

Is it an Eastern Tiger Salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum?
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Postby juju » Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:45 pm

No
But thats a cool salamander :)
the tiger salamander measures is 6-13 inches, occurs in the mid US, lives in ponds and surrounding areas, woodland, prairie, & sage brush.

this It is bigger than that, does not occur in the mid US and is entirely aquatic.
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Postby nugget » Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:48 pm

Eurycea sosorum


??? 8) 8)
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Postby CoffeaRobusta » Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:41 pm

Is it in Amphiumidae?
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Postby juju » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:37 pm

Eurycea sosorum > No
Amphiumidae?>NO

Genus starts with a C
Species starts with A

species name is a clue as to the region this can be found.
Also this is one of the largest of the salamanders mezasuring 1-2 feet or more. It could probzably win the ugly contest too :lol:
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