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Southern Zigzag Salamander (Plethodon ventralis)

Created: December 19th, 2015 - 01:22 PM
Last Modified: December 22nd, 2015 - 09:04 PM
Entered by: Kevin Hutcheson and Ananth Miller-Murthy
Record 243178
Country:
United States
State:
Kentucky
County:
Rockcastle County
Time:
2015-11-15 13:15:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
--
Method:
Rock flipping
Habitat:
Open forest on a steep, rocky hillside with limestone outcrops
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
61.00F
Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Clear
Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
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Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

Found under a small chunk of limestone. Conditions appeared to be sub-optimal for plethodon due to dryness under all the rocks (likely a permanent feature of the habitat). Nearby moist valleys have been searched, but no zigzag salamanders have been found.

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