Tarahumara Salamander

Ambystoma rosaceum
Taylor, 1941
Sonora, Mexico. August 21, 2011

Was that a salamander back there?” I wondered. I whipped a U-turn and headed back down the highway, opening my door for a closer look. It was a salamander, something I hadn’t considered as a possible find on this trip to Mexico. The road was up in the mountains, close to the border with Chihuahua, around 4600 feet in elevation. The creature was badly injured, and had to be euthanized the following day.

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