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Cheat Mountain Salamander (Plethodon nettingi)

Created: July 6th, 2014 - 06:59 PM
Last Modified: July 6th, 2014 - 07:00 PM
Entered by: Nathan Richendollar
Record 194561
Country:
United States
State:
West Virginia
County:
Randolph County
Time:
2014-07-03 17:15:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
--
Method:
Log flipping
Habitat:
Mossy spruce forest
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
68.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Overcast
Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
4300.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

After finding a few Red-backs and Allegheny Mountain Duskies, I turned up what I thought, at first, was merely another Red-back in lead back form on the summit. However, upon closer examination, I realized that this salamander had a nearly uniform dark underside and gold flecking on the head and back, the characteristics of a Cheat Mountain Salamander. The film was a little better than the pictures are.

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