another update: salamanders losing state amphibian race to frogs
Updating the original post on frogs being chosen over salamanders for the title of state amphibian, I found a post tonight on House Bill 389, which would make the Idaho Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon aterrimus) the Idaho state amphibian. Rep. Rich Jarvis agreed to sponsor the bill after being approached by elementary students from Christian Calvary School in Boise, Idaho. I haven't counted but this is, at least, one more for the salamanders. Way to go kids.