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rrubberbandman
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PostSubject: Va. Tiger salamander sp.   Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:09 pm

Just curious if anyone has field herped and found one theses guys?
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PostSubject: Re: Va. Tiger salamander sp.   Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:54 pm

It's been a few years, but the Augusta Co. population seems to be somewhat stable. Keep in mind these salamanders are listed as "State Endangered" in VA.
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PostSubject: Re: Va. Tiger salamander sp.   Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:00 pm

Thanks!
Anyone ever snap some field photos?
How do eastern tigers compare in size to other tiger sp.?
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PostSubject: Re: Va. Tiger salamander sp.   Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:42 pm

I have a few photos of adults and if I remember correctly a larvae or two. Seem to recall reading that the tigrinum was that largest, but not by much (1/8 inch or so). The record total length (TL) for tigrinum is 13 inches, but the average TL is more like 7-8 inches. Unfortunately, I have little experience with Eastern Tiger Salamanders and even less with the other tiger salamanders.

Probably the best book currently available for salamanders is:
Petranka, James W. 1998. Salamanders of the United States and Canada. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 587 pages.
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