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Bolitoglossa yucatana

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Yucatn Mushroomtongue Salamander (Bolitoglossa yucatana)Merida, Yucatan, MexicoThis is the second time I ever find one of these. The first time I didn't have my camera with me, and I had been trying to find another one like crazy since then! I'm still feeling euphoric :P (That's why I uploaded so many pictures of it...)This salamander is endemic to the Yucatan peninsula. Its legs are suited for climbing, and their tail is usually swollen with fat. They are very tolerant to dry conditions, and they are not very uncommon, but they are not usually seen by people, since they are quite secretive. This and the Bolitoglossa mexicana are the only species of salamanders known in the state of Yucatan.Their belly is blue with white spots.I found this one on a small stick, next to the sidewalk, near a construction area, in which there's still some forest around. It rained a little bit that day, and its hiding spot was a crevice under the sidewalk.

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