Herpy Tuesday: Southern two-lined salamander 

A walk Saturday flushed out this Southern Two-lined Salamander.  

This is the cousin to the Blue Ridge Two-lined Salamander that we discussed a few weeks ago. If you need a better frame of reference for what a challenge it is to see these on the forest floor…

Eurycea cirrigera
 …here is the same salamander in my hand. As tiny as they are, salamanders make up much of the vertebrate biomass in the southern Appalachians. 

To learn more, visit their webpage at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory


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