Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander

Desmognathus ochrophaeus
Cope, 1859
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.

 

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