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paul
9th August 2005, 21:30
Today I had a walk in the "Bergisches Land" by Solingen (not Solling). Here I found this large S.s. terrestris male:
http://www.caudata.org/forum/messages/13/40960.jpg
Look at it's front leg. Here you can see something like a wart - nearly 1 cm.
http://www.caudata.org/forum/messages/13/40961.jpg
But it seemed healthy. Here it's belly.
http://www.caudata.org/forum/messages/13/40962.jpg
Paul

ingo
9th August 2005, 22:55
Hi Paul,

nice to see again Photos here from you! This is really a handsome guy
http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/smile.gif
I assume, the "wart" may be either the rest of a deformation built in fetal development, or, more likely, the result of a regeneration process after an injury.
Really interesting to see...

Regards, Ingo

paul
12th August 2005, 21:24
Today again I visited this nice countryside. After running two hours up and down the hills I found a Salamandra salamandra terrestris in metamorphosis - just left the water.
http://www.caudata.org/forum/messages/13/41227.jpg
http://www.caudata.org/forum/messages/13/41228.jpg
I put it on the moss
http://www.caudata.org/forum/messages/13/41229.jpg
Here I saw, that this little guy starts his live on land with only three and a half legs
http://www.caudata.org/forum/messages/13/41230.jpg
Here the brook
http://www.caudata.org/forum/messages/13/41231.jpg
Paul

mark
26th September 2005, 20:19
the waart looks like it could be a toe which would go in with the regeneration theory maybe it lost a leg as a larvae
mark