Randolph Co., West Virginia. April 22, 2006.
“Next up were four Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamanders, Desmognathus ochrophaeus, a new species for me. Mixed in with these were several Northern Duskies, but I could tell them apart by the tail – ochrophaeus having a round, unkeeled tail, as opposed to the keeled and compressed tail on D. fuscus fuscus. Desmogs as a whole seem to run the gamut between attractively marked and nondescript, with old adults not carrying much in the way of color or pattern.”
– The Great Salamander Swing
My Flickr album for this species is here.
HerpMapper records for this species are here.