Mole Salamander

Ambystoma talpoideum
(Holbrook, 1838)
Jasper Co., South Carolina. March 13, 1999.

We were heading inland on some incredibly busy two-lane road when someone spotted a piece of plywood laying next to a ditch, and after some jinking around through heavy traffic, we managed to turn around and pull over. Tracey and Ken checked it out and found a talpoideum there, practically in someone’s front yard. You just never know.

I generally see a few talpoideum each autumn in southern Illinois, under logs along the edges of cypress swamps.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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