Tag Archives: Variability

Redback Salamanders: one normal, one funky

I came across these two Redback Salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) while digging a shallow trench in a forest in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. They were about 10 cm (~ 4 inches) underground, together in a small cavity. Redback Salamanders are incredibly abundant … Continue reading

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Variation across North America: The Racers

Last week I posted pictures showing the differences in color pattern between Ringneck Snakes from New York vs. California. There are a number of other North American reptiles and amphibians that also show wonderful variation in color pattern, shape and … Continue reading

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Variation across North America: Ringneck Snake

Ringneck snakes are found across most of the United States, but vary greatly in size and color pattern. Continue reading

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Diversity of color in wood frogs

Female wood frogs can differ greatly in color, from dark brown to bright red. Continue reading

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