Four-toed Salamander

Hemidactylium scutatum
(Temminck, 1838)
Jefferson Co., Indiana. March 28, 2010.

One of my favorite salamanders to look for in the spring. This species is heavily dependent on vernal pools and shallow, fishless wetlands for reproduction. Populations of Hemidactylium are fairly contiguous in the northern portions of its range, but further south and west occurrence is spotty, restricted to relictual habitats that were missed by the axe and the plow.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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