Very small range in the mountains of west-central Arkansas, within Ouachita National Forest.
This species is most often found in ravines and on north-facing slopes at high elevations in deciduous woodland mountain forests. It often takes cover under rocks, logs, and other forest floor debris.
A somewhat thick-bodied salamander that reaches 6-8 cm in snout to vent length. It has a very flattened head with large bulging eyes. Its dorsum is dark grey with various-sized white or cream blotches all over, which are more numerous on the salamander's sides than on its back. Its ventrum is dark with few light spots, and its throat is pale. It has long, well-developed legs.
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