A Jefferson Salamander and a malformation

Some of what-might-be unisexual Ambystoma that we encountered Wednesday appeared more like Jefferson Salamanders, having limited blue spots and long toes on their hind feet.  Interestingly, there was one Jefferson Salamander with six toes on its hind, right foot, which makes at least one malformed amphibian caught during every trip I’ve been to this vernal pool!

Jefferson Salamander - Ambystoma jeffersonianum - Deformed foot - 03.09.2011 - 21.38.45

Jefferson Salamander - Ambystoma jeffersonianum - 03.09.2011 - 21.38.57

Jefferson Salamander - Ambystoma jeffersonianum - 03.09.2011 - 22.15.41

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