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David339

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I believe this to be Plethodon cinereus. Found in Hanover county, VA. This little guy is a little over an inch long and an 1/8 an inch wide. He appears a shiny black without shining a light on him. His tail is damaged. I found him in an area cleared for housing, he wasn't moving much. He's pretty active now and I already see some of his tail growing back.

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Your guess is right. Lead-backed morph of Plethodon cinereus. Not a Ambystoma look at how thin the body is plus all the coastal groves. The toes are far too short and blunt as well. P. cinereus is extremely common in VA and quite variable in coloration.
 
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