In the comments on the last post, Tim mentioned that he had re-hydrated dried frogs. So I soaked the salamander to see what happened. First, some of the dirt that I hadn't been able to remove floated off.
Then the dried, scrunched-up toes opened up. And I saw that this little guy has only 4 toes on each front foot, although there are 5 on each rear foot.
|And his left front foot.|