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Southern Appalachian Salamander (Plethodon teyahalee)

Created: June 8th, 2015 - 03:52 PM
Last Modified: June 8th, 2015 - 03:52 PM
Entered by: Nathan Richendollar
Record 228921
Country:
United States
State:
Tennessee
County:
Cocke County
Time:
2015-06-05 08:15:00
Qty:
4
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Both
Method:
Rock flipping
Habitat:
Mature deciduous forest
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
70.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Cloudy
Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
1800.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

Four Southern Appalachian Salamanders were observed within 200 yds. of trail in the northern part of GSMNP in pristine habitat.

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Comments

Posted by Matt Ratcliffe on Aug 28, 2017 at 08:39 PM

Good to know - thanks! There's a chance I might be in east TN in October and I might try to squeeze in some herping in the Smokies.

Posted by Nathan Richendollar on Aug 28, 2017 at 03:46 PM

Matt! Hope you're doing well up in NOVA. In the Smokies, there's an elevation cut-off that's pretty low for Northern Slimies. Above the line, you get P. teyahalee all the way up to the Red-cheek line, which is around 3,000-4,000 feet depending on what part of the park you're in. The two species look remarkably similar (Slimy and S. Appalachian) although there are some subtle differences, but elevation is definitely the least frustrating way to differentiate.

Posted by Matt Ratcliffe on Aug 28, 2017 at 01:26 PM

Hey Nathan! Just curious - how do you differentiate this from P. glutinosus?