Herpetofauna: One Life's List

Desmognathus carolinensis
Carolina Mountain Dusky Salamander

Blount Co., Tennessee
March 13, 1999

Another species found when we had just an hour or two to get off the main highway and do a little salamandering on the way home from herping somewhere else. Thankfully, the desmognathids and plethodontids rarely let us down. I was able to find a number of carolinensis when I finally returned to the Smokies in 2006, which is documented in The Great Salamander Swing.








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