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Oklahoma Salamander Eurycea tynerensis


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Oklahoma Salamander
credit: Stanley Trauth

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Family: Plethodontidae, Lungless Salamanders view all from this family

Description Short, dark gills. Light-dark gray with black streaks. Sometimes small row of spots on sides. Finned tail. 19-21 costal grooves.

Dimensions 5.1-8.1cm. (2-3 1/8")

Breeding Fall-spring. Eggs laid under stones.

Habitat Temperate forests, rivers, and freshwater springs.

Range Neosho & illinois river drainages to Missouri, Oklahoma & Arkansas.

Discussion Forst discovered at Tyner Creek, Oklahome, from which it gets its name. Doesn't transform. Isolated colonies along stream beds due to preferential stream bottoms.