Amphibians – 2007 Checklist
I decided to split my 2007 Nature Checklist into 5 different categories; Butterflies & Skippers, Amphibians, Reptiles, Mammals and Birds! Amphibians are the next family in my series of species that I have kept track of within Western New York State in 2007. I have taken the Amphibians and split them up between Salamanders (9) and Frogs (7).
The Spotted Salamander started their migration to the vernal pools on the 26 March 2007. We also had Red-spotted Newts, Spring Peepers, Wood Frogs and American Toads out with the Spotted Salamanders. I had another big amphibian night on the 19th of June after some long waited rain with Bull Frogs, American Toad and Green Frog out along the roads. The highlight Salamander of the year had to be my up close encounter with a Mudpuppy! I can’t wait to see amphibians cross my path in 2008!
Here is my list of salamander (amphibians) which I have listed in taxonomic order by common name (I would be happy to send you their Latin name for any species in question):
|1. Red-spotted Newt||6. Wehrle’s Salamander|
|2. N. Dusky Salamander||7. Spotted Salamander|
|3. Mt. Dusky Salamander||8. N. Spring Salamander|
|4. Red-backed Salamander||9. Mudpuppy|
|5. N. Slimy Salamander|
Here is my list of toad/frogs (amphibians) which I have listed in taxonomic order by common name (I would be happy to send you their Latin name for any species in question):
|10. American Toad||14. N. Leopard Frog|
|11. Spring Peeper||15. Pickerel Frog|
|12. Bullfrog||16. Wood Frog|
|13. Green Frog|
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