Black Mountain Salamander


Black Mountain Salamander
Black Mountain Salamander
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Plethodontidae
Genus: Desmognathus
Species: D. welteri
Binomial name
Desmognathus welteri
Barbour, 1950

The Black Mountain Salamander (Desmognathus welteri) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to the United States.

Its natural habitats are temperate forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, intermittent freshwater marshes, and freshwater springs. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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