A close-up portrait of an arboreal salamander(Aneides lugubris). This salamander was observed climbing about two meters off the ground one rainy night. The line that can be seen going from the nostril to the mouth is the nasolabial groove. These are important structures used by salamanders for detecting chemical signals used in social interactions with other salamanders.

All text and photographs Michael F. Benard
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Salamander Photographs