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.
Dusky salamander under leaf litter.
Has this thing been changed yet?
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.