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Blue Ridge Red Salamander (Pseudotriton ruber nitidus)

Created: May 6th, 2019 - 08:45 PM
Last Modified: May 6th, 2019 - 08:45 PM
Entered by: Nathan Richendollar
Record 318685
Country:
United States
State:
Virginia
County:
Floyd County
Time:
2019-05-05 11:00:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Larva
Sex:
--
Method:
Rock flipping
Habitat:
Rocky, clear trickle through grassy area
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
60.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Overcast
Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
2915.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

Nice little find in a small, picturesque trickle leading to a historic grist mill. A couple from Minnesota was photographing the mill and asked us what we were doing, so they got a spiel from both of us on Appalachia's salamander biodiversity (but seemed to enjoy it). The pictures are not stellar. This is a Blue Ridge based on maps from the Virginia Herp Society website indicating that Blue Ridge Red lives in Carroll, Grayson, SE Floyd, W Patrick, and SW Franklin counties while Northern is dominant in the rest of the state.

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