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Species of Salamanders Found in New York

New York State Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project

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The maps of species distribution represent the known range of the species in New York as reported to the Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project from 1990-1999. For a few species, additional reports collected up to 2007 have been included on the maps if they represent new locations not previously known. Data from the Atlas should be carefully considered before it is used for environmental review purposes. Each colored block represents one 1:24,000 scale or 7.5' topographic quadrangle. There are 979 atlas blocks (topographic quadrangles) in the state. These maps range in size from 8-13KB each.

Lake, Pond, and Stream Salamanders of New York State (PDF)

Salamanders of New York
Common Name
(links go to distribution maps)
Scientific Name
Eastern Hellbender Cryptobranchus a. alleganiensis
Common Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus
Marbled Salamander Ambystoma opacum
Jefferson Salamander Complex Ambystoma jeffersonianum x laterale
Jefferson Salamander Ambystoma jeffersonianum
Blue-spotted Salamander Ambystoma laterale
Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum
Eastern Tiger Salamander Ambystoma tigrinum
Red-spotted Newt Notophthalmus v. viridescens
Northern Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus
Allegheny Dusky Salamander Desmognathus ochrophaeus
Northern Redback Salamander Plethodon c. cinereus
Northern Slimy Salamander Plethodon glutinosus
Wehrle's Salamander Plethodon wehrlei
Four-toed Salamander Hemidactylium scutatum
Northern Spring Salamander Gyrinophilus p. porphyriticus
Northern Red Salamander Pseudotriton r. ruber
Northern Two-lined Salamander Eurycea bislineata
Longtail Salamander Eurycea l. longicauda

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