Plethodon ventralis, Tumbling Shoals Cave, Hamilton County, Tennessee 3

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I have identified this salamander as the southern zigzag. The complex of Plethodon dorsalis, P. ventralis, P. serratus, and P. websteri is very confusing to me. Without a DNA lab it may be extremely difficult to actually tell what is what in very northeast Georgia and adjacent Tennessee. I base my identification on the eroded and wavy reddish dorsal stripe. In the cave there were at least three color patterns. For more information: www.dlia.org/atbi/species/Animalia/Chordata/Amphibia/Urod...


title Plethodon ventralis, Tumbling Shoals Cave, Hamilton County, Tennessee 3
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