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The Blue Ridge Dusky Salamander, (Desmognathus orestes), is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae.
Blue Ridge dusky salamander Wikipedia
The species is endemic to the Blue Ridge Mountains range of the southern Appalachian Mountains, within western Virginia and North Carolina in the Southeastern United States.
Its natural habitats are temperate forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, freshwater springs, and rocky areas.
It is threatened by habitat loss.
The Blue Ridge Dusky Salamander is medium-sized.
They mate early summer through fall. Their eggs are laid under logs or rocks.