Patchy range in the Appalachian Mountains of western Virginia, western North Carolina, and extreme eastern Tennessee.
Found in mesic montane forests above 2500 feet, often hiding under mossy rocks, rotten logs, and leaf litter.
This plain grey salamander averages 3.5-5 inches in total length and has very obvious costal grooves. It has large bulging eyes on its wide, flat head. It has relatively long, well-developed legs, and long, non-webbed toes. Its throat is pale whitish or pinkish, and its tail is about the same length as its body.
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