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.
serratus), and Ouachita dusky salamander (Desmognathus brimleyorum) from the surrounding states of Arkansas and Oklahoma (Winter et al.
blairi), hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis), red salamander (Pseudotriton ruber), green salamander (Aneides aeneus), and northern dusky salamander (Desmognathus fuscus), were not found.
With a light-colored line from the eye to the back of the mouth and much larger hind legs than front legs, it is often confused with the mountain dusky salamander.
My daughter, Maya, 8, turned over a rock and found a dusky salamander with her eggs.
The Allegheny salamander is called the mountain dusky salamander, Desmognathus ochrophaeus body length ranges from 70 mm to 100 mm.
We test some of the assumptions and predictions of our model with an experimental study of the mountain dusky salamander, Desmognathus ochrophaeus.
Our observation is unusual because kingsnakes in this subspecies usually are associated with reptilian prey such as lizards, snakes, eggs of snakes (Trauth and McAllister, 1995), and eggs of turtles (Brauman and Fiorillo, 1995), although there is a record of a kingsnake eating a Ouachita dusky salamander (Desmognathus brimleyorum) and another eating a golden mouse (Ochrotomys nuttalli; Trauth and McAllister, 1995).
Number of salamander captures on 543 10 X 10 m plots located in Randolph County, West Virginia, 2001-2003 Year Species 2001 2002 Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander Desmognathus ochrophaeus 210 185 Northern Dusky Salamander D.
Notes on the distribution and ecology of the Black Mountain dusky salamander Desmognathus welteri Barbour (Amphibia: Plethodontidae) in Tennessee.
In this study, I focus on two Appalachian species, the mountain dusky salamander, Desmognathus ochrophaeus, and the northern dusky salamander, Desmognathus fuscus.