Photos of Salamanders from the Appalachian Mountains Region

This is not a complete list of all of the species of salamanders found in the Appalachian Mountains region.
It is a list of salamanders from the region and their habitat that I have photographed, with a few pictures contributed by other people.

When I have found and photographed one of these Appalachian species in another area where they occur, I have added them to these pages rather than create a new page for them.

Click on a name link to see more photos of a particular species.

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Spotted Salamander
Scientific Name Common Name Original Description Picture
Caudata Salamanders Scopoli, 1777  
Ambystoma Mole Salamanders Tschudi, 1838  
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander (Shaw, 1802) Spotted Salamander
Ambystoma opacum Mabled Salamander Gravenhorst (1807) Green Salamander
Aneides Climbing Salamanders Baird, 1851  
Aneides aeneus Green Salamander (Cope and Packard, 1881)
Cryptobranchus Hellbender Leuckart, 1821  
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Hellbender (Daudin, 1803)  
  Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis Eastern Hellbender Daudin 1803 Green Salamander
Desmognathus Dusky Salamanders Baird, 1850  
Desmognathus aeneus Seepage Salamander Brown and Bishop, 1947 Salamander
Desmognathus carolinensis Carolina Mountain Dusky Salamander Dunn, 1916 Salamander
Desmognathus folkertsi Dwarf Black-bellied Salamander Camp, Tilley, Austin, and Marshall, 2002 Salamander
Desmognathus fuscus Northern Dusky Salamander (Rafinesque, 1820) Salamander
Desmognathus imitator Imitator Salamander Dunn, 1927 Salamander
Desmognathus monticola Seal Salamander Dunn, 1916 Salamander
Desmognathus ochrophaeus Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander Cope, 1859 Salamander
Desmognathus ocoee Ocoee Salamander Nicholls, 1949 Salamander
Desmognathus orestes Blue Ridge Dusky Salamander Tilley and Mahoney, 1996 Salamander
Desmognathus organi  Northern Pygmy Salamander Crespi, Brown, and Rissler, 2010 Salamander
Desmognathus quadramaculatus Black-bellied Salamander (Holbrook, 1840) Salamander
Desmognathus santeetlah Santeetlah Dusky Salamander Tilley, 1981 Salamander
Desmognathus wrighti Pygmy Salamander King 1936 Green Salamander
Eurycea Brook Salamanders Rafinesque, 1822  
Eurycea bislineata Northern Two-lined Salamander (Green, 1818) Salamander
Eurycea cirrigera Southern Two-lined Salamander (Green, 1830) Salamander
Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander (Green, 1818)  
  Eurycea longicauda longicauda Eastern Long-tailed Salamander Green 1818 Northern Two-lined Salamander
Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander Rafinesque, 1822 Salamander
Eurycea wilderae Blue Ridge Two-lined Salamander Dunn, 1920 Salamander
Gyrinophilus Spring Salamanders Cope, 1869  
Grinophilus porphyriticus Spring Salamander (Green, 1827)  
  Gyrinophilus porphyriticus danielsi Blue Ridge Spring Salamander (Blatchley, 1901) Salamander
  Gyrinophilus porphyriticus dunni Carolina Spring Salamander Mittleman and Jopson, 1941 Salamander
  Gyrinophilus porphyriticus porphyriticus Northern Spring Salamander (Green, 1827) Salamander
Notophthalmus Eastern Newts Rafinesque, 1820  
Notophthalmus viridescens Eastern Newt (Rafinesque, 1820)  
Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens Red-spotted Newt (Rafinesque, 1820) Salamander

Red-spotted Newt
Plethodon Woodland Salamanders Tschudi, 1838  
Plethodon aureolis Tellico Salamander Highton, 1983 Salamander
Plethodon chattahoochee Chattahoochee Slimy Salamander Highton, 1989 Salamander
Plethodon cheoah Cheoah Bald Salamander Highton and Peabody, 2000 Salamander
Plethodon cinereus Eastern Red-backed Salamander (Green, 1818) Salamander
Plethodon cylindraceus White-spotted Slimy Salamander (Harlan, 1825) Salamander
Plethodon dorsalis Northern Zigzag Salamander Cope, 1889 Salamander
Plethodon glutinosus Northern Slimy Salamander (Green, 1818) Salamander
Plethodon hubrichti Peaks of Otter Salamander Thurow, 1957 Salamander
Plethodon jordani Red-cheeked Salamander Blatchley, 1901 Salamander
Plethodon kentucki Cumberland Plateau Salamander Mittleman, 1951 Salamander
Plethodon metcalfi Southern Graycheek Salamander Brimley, 1912 Salamander
Plethodon montanus Northern Graycheek Salamander Highton and Peabody, 2000 Salamander
Plethodon nettingi Cheat Mountain Salamander Green, 1938 Salamander
Plethodon petraeus Pigeon Mountain Salamander Wynn, Highton and Jacobs, 1988 Salamander
Plethodon punctatus Cow Knob Salamander
(White-spotted Salamander)
Highton, 1971 Salamander
Plethodon richmondi Southern Ravine Salamander Netting and Mittleman 1938 Green Salamander
Plethodon shenandoah Shenandoah Salamander Highton and Worthington, 1967 Salamander
Plethodon shermani Red-legged Salamander Stejneger, 1906 Salamander
Plethodon teyahalee Southern Appalachian Salamander Hairston, 1950 Salamander
Plethodon virginia Shenandoah Mountain Salamander Highton, 1999 Salamander
Plethodon wehrlei Wehrle's Salamander Fowler and Dunn, 1917 Salamander
Plethodon welleri Weller's Salamander Walker, 1931 Salamander
Plethodon yonahlossee Yonahlossee Salamander Dunn, 1917 Salamander

Pseudotriton Red and Mud Salamanders Tschudi, 1838  
Pseudotriton ruber Red Salamander (Latreille, 1801)  
  Pseudotriton ruber ruber Northern Red Salamander Latreille 1801 Green Salamander
Pseudotriton ruber schenki Black-chinned Red Salamander (Brimley, 1912) Salamander

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