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Old 11th November 2013   #1
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Default The Ambystoma Appreciation Thread

As the title says, I'd like to make this thread the ultimate in Ambystoma appreciation, with the goal being to see representatives of as many species, subspecies, and regional variants as possible. Please post your (preferably) field photos of terrestrial adults, neotenes/paedomorphs, larvae, and eggs from across Canada, the US, and Mexico. (For less-accessable [in the US and EU] species such as A. andersoni and A. mexicanum, captive photos wild-type specimens are OK.)

I'll get us started:

Ambystoma mavortium melanostictum (found when it was COLD one Spring) - Yellowstone County, MT
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Ambystoma mavortium melanostictum (multiple larvae found in a spring-fed cattle tank) - Sheridan County, Wyoming
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Ambystoma mavortium melanostictum (the brightest of MANY flipped under rocks) - Stillwater County, Montana
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Ambystoma rosaceum (Photo by my buddy Dell Despain) - Sierra del Nido, Chihuahua, Mexico
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Old 12th November 2013   #2
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What a great thread idea! Ok I'll post some pictures. Great idea Cole Grover great idea! The ones that are solid brown are A. Gracile. The ones that have a yellowish stripe down the center are A. macrodactylum. -Seth
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Old 12th November 2013   #3
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Default Re: The Ambystoma Appreciation Thread

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As the title says, I'd like to make this thread the ultimate in Ambystoma appreciation, with the goal being to see representatives of as many species, subspecies, and regional variants as possible. Please post your (preferably) field photos of terrestrial adults, neotenes/paedomorphs, larvae, and eggs from across Canada, the US, and Mexico. (For less-accessable [in the US and EU] species such as A. andersoni and A. mexicanum, captive photos wild-type specimens are OK.)
Have you considered entering our 2014 calendar photo competition: http://www.caudata.org/forum/f1-gene...-calendar.html ? You have some nice shots here.



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Ambystoma Mavortium Mavortium
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Neotenic Ambystoma Gracile
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Here's a few but I have plenty more :)



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Default Re: The Ambystoma Appreciation Thread

Cole, I must say, that first pic you posted is the closest pattern match I've ever seen to my melanostictum..

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Default Re: The Ambystoma Appreciation Thread

Great contributions so far!

Jan,
I hadn't considered it. I don't generally think much of my photography - I'll look into it, though, at your suggestion.

Linus,
They do show a strong similarity. Any clue on the origin of your specimen?

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