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Wehrle's Salamander (Plethodon wehrlei)

Created: February 23rd, 2017 - 11:46 AM
Last Modified: February 23rd, 2017 - 11:46 AM
Entered by: Ed Patterson
Record 271330
Country:
United States
State:
Pennsylvania
County:
Indiana County
Time:
2017-02-23 10:30:00
Qty:
1
Age:
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Sex:
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Method:
Rock flipping
Habitat:
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Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
60.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
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Elevation:
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Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

Observed about three weeks earlier in the year than I have seen them in this area before. Very mild temperatures the past week for this area, 60s during the day and 40s overnight.

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Comments

Posted by Ed Patterson on Feb 23, 2017 at 12:29 PM

Thanks. Wehrle's Salamanders are a personal interest because the holotype for the species was discovered by R.W. Wehrle here in Indiana County, PA in 1911. Mr. Wehrle lived from 1852-1937 and was a highly successful businessman and an avid amateur naturalist, highly regarded in his day. He submitted many records to museums of his findings. He led a very interesting life and was collecting specimens right up until his passing at the age of 84.

Posted by Brian Hinds-AKA Fundad on Feb 23, 2017 at 12:17 PM

Very nice, great entry. Thank you