Found in spring fed stream in a high quality American Beech/southern Magnolia slope forest.
location private. Not sure on the most up to date name for these guys here in TX?
Dusky salamander from a spring fed creek in a high quality American Beech/southern Magnolia slope forest.
Desmognathus from a spring head in a high quality baygall in long-leaf pine Savannah.
I was showing my grad daughters what lives under rocks near the stream. I am not certain about the ID, but these are common along with several other species.
The southern dusky salamander (Desmognathus auriculatus) is a species of salamander native to the coastal regions of the southeastern United States, from Virginia to Texas. Older sources often refer to it as the eared triton.