Cow Knob Salamander


 

 

 

Cow Knob Salamander (Plethodon punctatus)

Cow Knob Salamanders resemble Wehrle’s Salamanders and Slimy Salamanders in size and appearance.  They are grayish black with whitish dorsal spots, light throat, and a dark belly.  They lack reddish dorsal spots found on some Wehrle’s Salamanders.

 Mating occurs in late winter and egg deposition occurs from February to April.  Eggs hatch in late summer.

 Cow Knob Salamanders are found along the Virginia border in Pendleton, Hardy, and Hampshire counties.

 

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