Two Weller's salamanders were found about 5 feet from each other on the Grandfather trail.
Brassy Coloration, about 3 cm long. Found next to ATV trail on Doe Mountain TN.
Mount Rogers Hiking Trip
The Weller's Salamander (Plethodon welleri) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to the eastern United States. It was found on Grandfather Mountain near Linville, North Carolina, by the young herpetologist Worth Hamilton Weller. On a second field trip there to gather more specimens the 18-year-old scientist died in a fall from a cliff.