Occurs in Jemez Mountains in Sandoval, Los Alamos, and Rio Arriba counties, New Mexico.
Inhabits areas with mixed conifers that possess many natural shelter like rocks and rotted logs. Does not occur in surface water. Only breeds terrestrially.
Dark brown base color; sometimes displays brassy spots on back. Venter is gray. Body is elongated and slim. Feet are webbed and display small fifth toes. Conducts respiration through skin. After three years, females are sexually mature; an average female lays eggs every other year. Young do not undergo an aquatic larval stage.
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