Arboreal Salamander

Arboreal Salamander

An Arboreal Salamander in the Main Post area of the Presidio.

Will Elder, NPs

 

Natural History: This amphibian is found primarily in moist areas near permanent water. It is active nocturnally. As the environment dries during the summer months, it retreats to moist areas.

General Distribution: The arboreal salamander is found in annual grasslands, coastal scrub, and forested areas.

Frequency: This animal is uncommon within the Presidio.

Identifying Characteristics: This species appears as a plain brown with yellow spots and white below and a triangular head. Its toe tips are squarish and its tail is often coiled when at rest

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