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Northern Zigzag Salamander Plethodon dorsalis

 

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Northern Zigzag Salamander
credit: Greg the Busker

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Family: Plethodontidae, Lungless Salamanders view all from this family



Description Small & slender. Red/orange/yellow back stripe with wavy border. 17-19 costal grooves.


Dimensions 6.4-11.1cm. (2 1/2-4 3/8")


Breeding Nests underground. No aquatic stage.


Habitat Temperate forests, rocky areas, and caves.


Range Indiana through c. Alabama.


Discussion Undergound May-September. Found in wet areas in winter, mostly fallen logs. Ozark Salamander formerly thought as a subspecies.


 

 

 

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