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    • Desmognathus fuscus
    • Desmognathus fuscus fuscus
    • Desmognathus phoca
    • Salamandra fusca
  • English
    • Dusky Salamander
    • Northern Dusky Salamander
  • French
    • salamandre sombre du nord

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Recent observations

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What

northern dusky salamander Desmognathus fuscus

Observer

hartvillestuff

Date

April 24, 2014

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Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus

Observer

aprilbyrge

Date

April 18, 2014 02:46 PM EDT

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Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus

Observer

aprilbyrge

Date

April 10, 2014 11:18 AM EDT

Description

One small individual was found under a log between the Streamside and Hermitage campsites on the Nuwati trail.

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Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus

Date

May 30, 2008 06:27 PM EDT

Description

dusky salamander (ID'd that far by field trip leader): concensus seems to be Desmognathus fuscus, but also possibly Mountain Dusky (D. ochrophaeus) because of what looks like a rounded [not keel-shaped] tail - but it looks like the tail is regenerating itself if that's possible in this species. (If the ID is ochrophaeus, this is likely the northern type.) Location marks capture area where field trip was concentrated, in and near the stream that runs thru the center point; all the salamanders were taken temporarily to Camp Allegany for possible ID and viewing by the whole group before release at capture point. Capture time was approx. 6 pm. Main photo ref. name/#: salamander,dusky_ANP_┬ęDaveSpier_D046543iN

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Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus

Observer

kylejones

Date

September 8, 2013 03:54 PM EDT

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No photos or sounds

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Northern Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus

Observer

robvanepps

Date

August 27, 2013

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Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus

Observer

kylejones

Date

August 10, 2013 01:54 PM EDT

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Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus

Observer

robvanepps

Date

May 25, 2013

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Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus

Observer

sagamoreoh

Date

August 1, 2013 04:41 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Northern Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus

Observer

robvanepps

Date

May 11, 2013

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No photos or sounds

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Northern Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus

Observer

robvanepps

Date

July 20, 2013

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No photos or sounds

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Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus

Observer

nerodia

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)
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Description from Wikipedia

Desmognathus fuscus is an amphibian in the lungless salamander family. The species is commonly called the dusky salamander or northern dusky salamander to distinguish it from populations in the southern United States which form a separate species, the southern dusky salamander (D. auriculatus). It can be found in eastern North America from extreme eastern Canada in New Brunswick south into the panhandle of Florida and west to Louisiana. The size of the species' total population is...

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Conservation Summary

Source: Draft IUCN/SSC, 2013.1