Northern Gray-cheeked Salamander

Plethodon montanus
Highton and Peabody, 2000
Unicoi Co., Tennessee. April 24, 2006.

“…so once again it was four-lanes to two-lanes, and then finally to a road that wound up into the mountains and along the ridges. Lots of switchbacks and steep grades, and the rain, while no longer a downpour, was steady. I stopped at one switchback where a seep intersected the road, and got a new salamander – a Northern Gray-cheeked, Plethodon montanus. There were no markings anywhere on this salamander, once considered to be just a variant of Plethodon jordani, the Red-cheeked Salamander…”

The Great Salamander Swing 

My Flickr album for this species is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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