Flatwoods Salamander

The Flatwoods Salamander (Ambystoma cingulatum and bishopi) was listed as a threatened species in 1999 primarily because of loss and degradation of both the ponds where the salamanders breed and the upland habitats of Longleaf Pine Flatwoods, where the salamanders live primarily underground during the non-breeding season. The causes of loss of habitat include logging, urban and agricultural sprawl, invasive plants, and drought Until 2009, the Frosted and Reticulated Flatwoods Salamanders were listed as one species—simply the Flatwoods Salamander. After… Continue reading