A Second Amelanistic Eastern Red-backed Salamander, Plethodon cinereus, from Nova Scotia, Canada

Ronald W. Russell, Wilfried Beslin, Maia Hudak, Ayokunle Ogunbiyi, Avery Withrow, John Gilhen


In 2011, an amelanistic Eastern Red-backed Salamander, Plethodon cinereus, was discovered in Point Pleasant Park in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is the second amelanistic Eastern Red-backed Salamander that has been documented from the Halifax area. Albino and leucistic individuals have also been identified from Nova Scotia. These aberrant conditions, including the two amelanistic individals, were discovered in isolated, fragmented, and disturbed habitat.


amelanistic; Eastern Red-backed Salamander; Plethodon cinereus; anomaly; isolated; fragmented; disturbed; habitat; Point Pleasant Park; Halifax; Nova Scotia; Canada

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v125i4.1265

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