dusky salamander

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Noun1.dusky salamander - common North American salamander mottled with dull brown or greyish-black
salamander - any of various typically terrestrial amphibians that resemble lizards and that return to water only to breed
Desmograthus, genus Desmograthus - an amphibian genus of Plethodontidae
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For example, Orser and Shure (1975) reported that mark-recapture surveys of the dusky salamander Desmognathus fuscus in a spring-fed stream in Georgia yielded higher estimates of size of populations when conducted at night than when surveys were conducted during daylight hours.
Hybridization between Desmognathus fuscus and Desmognathus ochrophaeus (Amphibia: Urodela: Plethodontidae) in northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania.
In this study, I focus on two Appalachian species, the mountain dusky salamander, Desmognathus ochrophaeus, and the northern dusky salamander, Desmognathus fuscus.
Channell and Valentine (1972) reported one yellow albino Desmognathus fuscus out of 52 collected at a site in West Virginia.
Desmognathus fuscus fed predominantly on arthropods (99% of the prey), with insects forming the bulk (87%) of the diet (Table 1).
Adult and juvenile salamanders of the following species in the following quantities were found: 13 Eurycea bislineata, 21 Desmognathus fuscus, 24 Desmognathus ochrophaeus, and 8 Plethodon cinereus.
Because of low sample sizes for other species, we calculated BMI for Desmognathus fuscus, D.