Dwarf Two-lined Salamander

Eurycea quadridigitata
(Holbrook, 1842)
Jasper Co., South Carolina. March 12, 1999.

“What the heck is it?” was the question when this small sally was found under some debris in a roadside trash heap. The slimy salamander we found a bit earlier was an easy one, but some of these unfamiliar eastern species had us at sea. Conant’s field guide was consulted. The two dark dorsolateral stripes indicated some sort of two-lined salamander, and a count of four tiny toes on the hind feet confirmed it as a dwarf two-lined salamander (most other sallies have five toes on the hind foot).

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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