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11 U.S. species endangered by climate change

Flatwoods Salamander

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Flatwoods salamander

Occurring only in the Southeastern coastal plain of the United States, the flatwoods salamander will have no where to go when droughts become more frequent and intense in the South. Their eggs hatch in response to rising water levels in the ponds where they live, meaning that widespread, seasonal drought could quickly wipe out these populations.