amphibians, 2006-2010

December 31, 2010

I have been prejudiced toward reptiles, but still managed to photo a few amphibians.  I could have also photoed spotted frogs in Utah’s Millard Co, red-spotted toads in Utah’s Washington Co, and tiger salamanders at additional locations–but did not pull out the camera in those instances.

great basin spadefoot toad, Deep Creek Mtns

early June 2006, great basin spadefoot toad (Spea intermontana), Deep Creek Mtns foothills, Tooele Co, UT

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woodhouse's toad, North Sevier Plateau foothills

late Sept 2006, woodhouse's toad (Bufo woodhousii), North Sevier Plateau foothills, Sevier Co, UT

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sign about boreal toads, Wasatch Mtns

mid Aug 2010, UDWR sign about boreal toads (Bufo boreas boreas), Wasatch Mtns, Salt Lake Co, UT

This is as close as I’ve come so far to seeing a boreal toad.

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tiger salamander, dead, ventral, Wasatch Mtns

late Sept 2010, tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum), dead-on-road, ventral, Wasatch Mtns, Utah Co, UT

This terrestrial adult was crossing the paved road one autumn morning when air temp was <50F.

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Different shot of same specimen above:

tiger salamander, dead, dorsal, Wasatch Mtns

late Sept 2010, tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum), dead-on-road, dorsal, Wasatch Mtns, Utah Co, UT

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habitat of tiger salamander, Wasatch Mtns

late Sept 2010, habitat of tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum), Wasatch Mtns, Utah Co, UT

This creek was on one side of the road, while the other side had rolling sandy hills of scattered gambel oak & juniper.

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