Living in the northern foothold of the Appalachians in the Canadian province of Quebec is the Northern Spring Salamander (Gyrinophilus porphyriticus porphyriticus). These salamanders are listed as Threatened by COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada) due
Including two of the rarest species to occur in Canada! From September 22-25 I headed out to collect observational records & data on salamanders in several areas. This includes the Thousand Islands Region along the edge of Southern, Ontario and
Today I traveled to Quebec to observe one Canada’s rarest salamander species, the Spring Salamander.
The Spring Salamander (Gyrinophilus porphyriticus) is a large species of stream dwelling Plethodontid (lungless salamander). In Ontario, the species is designated as extirpated (extinct from the province). The species was known to have occurred in the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario,