Seal Salamander

Desmognathus monticola
Dunn, 1916
McDowell Co., North Carolina. October 28, 2017.

“The rain continued, hard in some places, slacking off to a sprinkle elsewhere. The next salamander to show up on the road was a new one for me – a seal salamander (Desmognathus monticola). It was an attractive specimen, with an orange stripe that zig-zagged down the tail. Somehow I had missed this species on two previous trips to the area, so I was very happy to finally see one.”

-from my Notes From The Field blog post Wet Work In Appalachia

My Flickr album for this species is here.

My North Carolina 2017 Flickr album is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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