Uniquely located in the Caddo Mountain area of western Arkansas. It is quite prevalent within its small range.
This salamander favors north-facing talus slopes in mature forests with mild moisture. Rocky environments are most preferred. It will hide underground or between rocks when conditions become too hot or dry.
At 9-10 centimeters in length, it is a medium-sized salamander with somewhat long, well-developed legs compared to other Plethodon species. Its pattern is a uniform dark grey to black background with light tan to brown speckles. The color pattern in their tail is more faded and their ventrum is lighter all over.
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