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Valley And Ridge Salamander (Plethodon hoffmani)

Created: April 1st, 2017 - 04:09 PM
Last Modified: April 1st, 2017 - 04:09 PM
Entered by: Nathan Richendollar
Record 273358
Country:
United States
State:
Virginia
County:
Alleghany County
Time:
2017-04-01 01:45:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
Method:
Log flipping
Habitat:
Mixed forest slope above natural spring
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
58.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Few clouds
Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
2400.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

One Valley and Ridge Salamander seen under a small deciduous log amid a mixed forest slope in the Western Virginia Alleghenies. It only took three logs to find the creature, which at first looked to be a lead-backed phase Red-backed. When I picked it up, however, it became obvious that the salamander had a tail much longer than its body, a different belly pattern than the typical red-back salamander, and more costal grooves. This is my first Valley and Ridge, found as the light green dogwoods started blooming in Old Dominion's mountains. Habitat shot included in vouchers.

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