Small range in the southwest corner of North Carolina, spilling slightly into adjacent areas of southeastern Tennessee and northeastern Georgia.
During the day, this salamander hides under rocks and logs. It emerges at night to forage on the forest floor. It prefers cool, humid environments at high elevations (850-1500 meters).
This salamander is mostly slate grey with contrasting bright orange coloration on all 4 legs. This orange coloration is sometimes solid, but often patchy. It averages 3-7 inches in total length and has 16 very obvious costal grooves. It has a pale gray venter, flattened head, and a thick, round tail.
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