Salamanders
(Order Caudata)

Family Salamandridae - characteristics: three-stage life cycle: 1) young born in water, 2) terrestrial eft stage, 3) reproductively mature adults return to water for the rest of their lives
Central Newt
Notophthalmus louisianensis










Family Plethodontidae - characteristics: lungless as adults; naso-labial groove (groove from nostril to upper lip, lined with chemoreceptors); most are territorial and will eat other salamanders
Dark-sided Salamander
Eurycea longicauda melanopleura
Cave Salamander
Eurycea lucifuga
Ozark Salamander
Plethodon angusticlavius
Sequoyah Slimy Salamander
Plethodon sequoyah
Southern Red-backed Salamander
Plethodon serratus