Meander over to our salamander Wildlife Trivia of the Week, 4/1


The arboreal salamander’s name has to do with:

(a.) Its big bulgy eyes, and night vision

(b.) Its curly tail, and trees

(c.) its bony skeleton, and armored skin

(d.) Its rudimentary gills, and breathing underwater

(e.) Sal Mander (a superhero companion to TV’s Manimal) who could see in the dark, breathe underwater and predict the outcome of TV mysteries.

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Wildlife trivia answer:

(b.) Its curly tail and trees

One of the reasons these salamanders are so good at climbing is because they have specially adapted tails that can wrap around objects. Read more on the BLM site here.

SOURCE: “Arboreal Salamander – Aneides lugubris” (BLM California wildlife database)