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Appalachian salamander habitats. (long)

TristanClark

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This is for all you fellow herpers that need an example of different habitats to go by...

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I found a eurycea longicauda under the smaller log.

herphunter1998-albums-herping-picture30815-plethodon-cinereus-plethodon-glutinosus-habitat.jpg

plethodon cinereus and plethodon glutinosus habitat

herphunter1998-albums-herping-picture30804-eurycea-longicauda-desmognathus-habitat.jpg

Same area as the first pic. I have found eurycea longicauda and patternless desmognathus here.

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Northern spring salamander and northern dusky salamander habitat.

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The head of the spring in the previous pic.

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This spring doesn't look like the typical place you'd find salamanders, however it is home to pseudotriton ruber schencki and desmognathus monticola.

herphunter1998-albums-herping-picture30806-pygmy-salamander-habitat-scott-county-va.jpg

Desmognathus wrighty habitat.

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This is where a large adult pseudotriton montanus got away from me.

herphunter1998-albums-herping-picture30807-d-quadramaculatus-habitat-unaka-mountain.jpg

Desmognathus quadramaculatus habitat, sorry for the blurry picture.

herphunter1998-albums-herping-picture30808-d-quadramaculatus-habitat-buffalo-mountain.jpg

Desmognathus quadramaculatus and desmognathus monticola habitat.

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Desmognathus conanti and pseudotriton ruber ruber habitat. by the way this is a spring.

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Desmognathus ochrophaeus and eurycea cirrigera habitat. Plethodon richmondi and plethodon glutinosus is also on land in the surrounding forest.

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D. conanti and p. ruber ruber habitat downstream

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where the spring starts.

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Desmognathus fuscus and desmognathus monticola habitat. I have found plethodon glutinosus on land and have a strong feeling there is more there.

That's it!!! I know it wasn't much but if you wanna know more just go to my album or pm me. I know alot of good spots and I just wanted to share this hoping it might help people searching for some of the species I found in the above habitats. Hope you enjoy!!!
 
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