eastern red-backed salamander


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Noun1.eastern red-backed salamander - common salamander of eastern North Americaeastern red-backed salamander - common salamander of eastern North America
salamander - any of various typically terrestrial amphibians that resemble lizards and that return to water only to breed
genus Plethodon, Plethodon - type genus of the Plethodontidae
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The eastern red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus) has been described as an ideal indicator species for mature forests for several reasons (Welsh and Droege, 2001).
In another study in New York, it was found that the eastern red-backed salamander directly influenced the community of invertebrates that consume leaf litter.
Plethodon cinereus (Green, 1818), Eastern Red-backed Salamander (I, II, III, IV)
The Eastern Red-backed Salamander, Plethodon cinereus, is a fully terrestrial species that occurs in moist forest habitats throughout eastern North America (reviewed in Petranka, 1998).
The terrestrial Eastern Red-backed Salamander, Plethodon cinereus, is included in the reports (Mitchell and Mazur, 1998; Sawyer and Novick, 2011) but not the closely related Southern Red-backed Salamander, Plethodon serratus.
The dominant plethodontid at our field site is the Eastern Red-backed Salamander, Plethodon cinereus, a territorial and completely terrestrial species (Jaeger, 1984; Mathis et al., 1995; Petranka, 1998; Anthony et al., 2008).

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