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Blue Ridge Red Salamander (Pseudotriton ruber nitidus)

Created: July 6th, 2014 - 12:42 PM
Last Modified: July 6th, 2014 - 12:44 PM
Entered by: Nathan Richendollar
Record 194466
Country:
United States
State:
North Carolina
County:
Avery County
Time:
2014-06-30 10:15:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
Springhead in moist forest
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
70.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Overcast
Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
2500.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

One Blue Ridge Red Salamander was seen sitting atop the leaf litter in a roadside springhead. It turns out that the salamander was dead despite not having any signs of physical damage. Only the eye looked odd. This is the most mysterious thing that has happened to me in my seven years of herping. Pics are below. Any comments on the cause welcome.

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