Small range in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina and northeastern Tennessee.
Lives in rocky areas of temperate forests near rivers or springs.
Small species reaching 2.5 - 4.5 inches in length. Coloration is variable in shades of brown with or without a lighter stripe down the back and tail. A faint light colored line is always present from the eye to the corner of the mouth.
Learn more with Schechter Natural History's Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians