Valley and Ridge / Shenandoah Mountian Salamanders


 

 

 

Valley and Ridge Salamander (Plethodon hoffmani)

Shenandoah Mountain Salamander (Plethodon virginia)

These sibling species resemble ravine salamanders but are found east of the Allegheny Mountains.  Both have whiter throats than ravine salamanders and white mottling on the belly.

 They probably mate in the spring and deposit eggs in April and May.  Young emerge from eggs in about 3 months.

 Valley and Ridge Salamanders are found from Summers and Monroe counties north through the eastern panhandle.  Shenandoah Mountain Salamanders occur on Shenandoah Mountain in Pendleton, Hardy, Hampshire, and Grant counties.

 

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