Blue Ridge Two-lined Salamander

Eurycea wilderae
Dunn, 1920
Sevier Co., Tennessee. April 25, 2006.

“Onward and upward…I reached a switchback in the trail, and here a narrow, wet meadow continued upwards while the trail jinked to the right. A couple small trickles worked their way down through the meadow, with rocks scattered along their course. I had worked a number of spots that looked like good habitat for spring or mud salamanders, and this place looked very promising as well. I caught a flash of yellow under the first stone I lifted, and managed to slap hands over the creature. It was a Blue Ridge Two-lined Salamander, and what a specimen! The ground color was a bright gold-yellow, with two thick black stripes running laterally along the sides, and peppered with black spots between the stripes along the dorsum. This salamander alone was worth the long climb up the mountain.”

The Great Salamander Swing 

My Flickr album for this species is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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