Pseudoeurycea bellii is the largest of the lungless salamanders (family Plethodontidae) and one of the largest terrestrial salamanders, with a maximum size of 36 cm in total length. Pseudoeurycea bellii has a stout body, long, muscular limbs, and a long tail, constricted at the base. The tongue is projectile. This salamander has shiny dark black skin with two red to red-orange spots on the occipital area (back of the head) generally present. The subspecies P. b. bellii has a dorsal mark in the shape of a chevron, generally followed by paired rows of red to red-orange spots (sometimes joined into chevrons) running along the back, down to the base of the tail. In contrast, the subspecies P. b. sierraoccidentalis (found in northern Mexico, in an area straddling the border of Sonora and Chihuahua) has greatly reduced reddish coloration, with asymmetric and irregular small dorsal markings (Parra-Olea et al. 2005).
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may you pick up your tea when it’s exactly the right temperature, and may you happen to glance out the window when the light is just how you like it.
A few years ago I tried to make a tiny labyrinth in my tiny yard. It didn’t last long. We actually ended up moving a garden box to that site as it gets more sun. However, it was nice to have a labyrinth to walk if I wanted.
My yard is tiny but lots of stuff is packed into it.
Two dinosaurs looking for each other in a forest…