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Blue Ridge dusky salamander

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Amphibia
Family  Plethodontidae
Scientific name  Desmognathus orestes
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Caudata
Genus  Desmognathus
Rank  Species
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Similar  Santeetlah dusky salamander, Ocoee salamander, Cumberland dusky salamander, Imitator salamander, Black mountain salamander

The Blue Ridge Dusky Salamander, (Desmognathus orestes), is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae.

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Distribution

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.

Description

The Blue Ridge Dusky Salamander is medium-sized.

They mate early summer through fall. Their eggs are laid under logs or rocks.

References

Blue Ridge dusky salamander Wikipedia


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