Very small range in the South Mountain area of western North Carolina.
A nocturnal species that hides under moist debris on the floor of a temperate forest habitat. They will move underground when conditions are too dry or cold.
A medium grey to black salamander with light coloration on its cheeks. It may have tiny white or golden flecks on its body. It has obvious costal grooves and ranges in size from 5-7 cm in snout to vent length.
Learn more with Schechter Natural History's Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians