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Jemez Mountain Salamander

Living in the Jemez Mountains, this is a terrestrial species that is currently facing rapid habitat loss, mostly due to wildfire and logging. The Jemez Mountains Salamander is a shy creature that often coils and covers its head with the tail when touched.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Caudata
    Family Plethodontidae
    Genus Plethodon
    Species P. neomexicanus

    Size Male: 2.14 in (54.4 cm) Female: 2.18 in (55.5 mm)
    Color Brown or moss green body
    Distribution New Mexico
    Habitat Temperate forests
    Diet Centipedes, millipedes, mites, spiders, and ants
    Predator Western terrestrial garter snake
    Breeding Season Early spring or fall
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Clutch Size 7 eggs
    Reproductive Age Male: 2-3 years Female: 3 years
    Average Lifespan Around 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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    Published on January 6th 2019 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 31st December 2018.

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