Red Salamander, Beech Lick Knob, George Washington National Forest, Virginia

The Appalachian Range is the most species-rich area of salamanders in the world. Over 70 species live in the region, many of them endemic to highly localized mountaintops or other isolated habitats. There are woodland Plethodon salamanders, earth-dwelling Ambystoma species, Eurycea and Desmognathus in the streams, and other genera of these interesting and sometimes rare creatures. We’ve documented and catalogued many species, some common and some not so common. We’re always coming across new encounters or photographing familiar friends, so check back to see our new entries and updates.

Spotted Salamander larva, Rawley Springs, Virginia, George Washington National Forest



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