Pseudotriton ruber nitidus
McDowell Co., North Carolina. October 28, 2017.
“We decided to try another set of roads over towards South Mountain, and on the way there, Josh said “that was a red!” I hadn’t seen a thing, but when we turned around and went back, I could see the orange blob of salamander on the blacktop. It was a Blue Ridge red salamander (Pseudotriton ruber nitidus), another lifer for me. Hefty, chunky, and fat-headed, its glaring orangeness in the headlights is something I won’t soon forget.”
My North Carolina 2017 Flickr album is here.
HerpMapper records for this species are here.