Two Amelanistic Eastern Red-backed Salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) from Eastern Canada
Keywords:Amelanistic, Eastern Red-backed Salamander, Plethodon cinereus, deciduous forest, Quebec, coniferous forest, Nova Scotia, Canada
AbstractThree colour morphs of the Eastern Red-backed Salamander, Plethodon cinereus, are known in eastern Canada: red-backed, lead-backed, and erythristic. Anomalies, including two albino and four leucistic individuals, are also known from eastern Canada. We report the first salamander individuals exhibiting amelanism, which is a lack of black skin pigment, but with black eyes, one from Quebec and one from Nova Scotia, Canada.
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