Herpetofauna: One Life's List

Plethodon montanus
Northern Graycheek Salamander

Unicoi Co., Tennessee
April 24, 2006

"...so once again it was four-lanes to two-lanes, and then finally to a road that wound up into the mountains and along the ridges. Lots of switchbacks and steep grades, and the rain, while no longer a downpour, was steady. I stopped at one switchback where a seep intersected the road, and got a new salamander - a Northern Graycheeked, Plethodon montanus. There were no markings anywhere on this salamander, also considered to be just a variant of Plethodon jordani, the Redcheeked Salamander..."


Day Four, The Great Salamander Swing











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