This salamander was found during the day under a rock in a residential neighborhood in southeast Pittsburgh, PA.
Found under rocks on this hillside slope.
I believe these to be ravine salamanders but have never taken good photos of the undersides before to be certain. I have never seen photos to clarify what the undersides should look like as opposed to lead-backed forms of red-backed salamanders. Also included is a set of eggs found in the middle of this population.
Two individuals ovserved under a log. Photos are of one individual.
I am not 100% certain that this is not a leadback P. cinereus. Looks "wormy" to me and had very little flecking on the venter, mostly dark. Found four individuals that looked very similar. The pictures are two individuals.
The Northern Ravine Salamander (Plethodon electromorphus) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to the United States.