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Photo © Matt Muir, some rights reserved
Dolly Sods Wilderness, Monongahela National Forest, WV (Google, OSM)
38.9688355972, -79.3584590312
Accuracy: 8m
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Description

Found underneath rock in a small creek. Dorsal color seems quite different depending on whether I used the flash.

Jul. 29, 2012 10:59:40 -0400
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Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander - Photo (c) Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
muir's ID: Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus ochrophaeus)
Posted by muir about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Not certain of a Desmognathus ochrophaeus ID. There's almost a central dorsal groove with Vs that pattern the salamander's back and sides. A salamander with similar grooves was found nearby.

Posted by muir about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Desmognathus - Photo (c) Brian Gratwicke, some rights reserved (CC BY)
muir's ID: Genus Desmognathus, a member of lungless salamanders (Family Plethodontidae)

More conservative.

Posted by muir 4 months ago (Flag)
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Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander - Photo (c) Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
muir's ID: Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus ochrophaeus)
Posted by muir 4 months ago (Flag)
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Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander - Photo (c) Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
john8's ID: Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus ochrophaeus)
Posted by john8 4 months ago (Flag)
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Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander - Photo (c) Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
muir's ID: Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus ochrophaeus)
Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander - Photo (c) Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus ochrophaeus)
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