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Article Title

Occurrence of the Blue-Spotted Salamander, Ambystoma laterale, m Iowa

Document Type

Research

Keywords

Ambystoma laterale, Range Extension, Glacial Relict

Abstract

The species is known from two localities in east-central Iowa. This is the first documented record of A. laterale in Iowa and verifies an earlier unauthenticated report. Identification of the Iowa material was based on standard morphological analysis, erythrocyte size and electrophoretic separation of blood plasma proteins. Populations probably occur sporadically throughout forested lowland areas in the eastern quarter of the state. Eastern Iowa may have served as a refugium for the species during the Wisconsin glacial period.

Publication Date

May 1976

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

82

Issue

3-4

First Page

182

Last Page

186

Copyright

© Copyright 1976 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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