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Blue Ridge Two-lined Salamander, Eurycea wilderae

blue ridge two-lined salamander
This is a small salamander attaining lengths around 4 inches. They inhabit springs and may also be found out in the forests during warm, humid weather. They are characterized by the two broad black lines on their sides that extend to the tail tip. On the tail, however, the stripes usually break up into row of spots. On the edges of its range it may be confused with the Southern Two-lined Salamander, but this species ahas a narrow lines that are usually continuous right to the tail tip. Blue Ridge Two-lined Salamanders are found in the southern Appalachians at all altitudes within their range.
Blue Ridge Two-lined Salamander Range

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