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Eurycea wilderae
Blue Ridge Two-lined Salamander
Subgenus: Manculus
family: Plethodontidae
subfamily: Hemidactyliinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
NatureServe Status Use NatureServe Explorer to see status.
CITES No CITES Listing
National Status None
Regional Status None
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View Bd and Bsal data (54 records).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: United States

U.S. state distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

 

View distribution map in BerkeleyMapper.
View Bd and Bsal data (54 records).

Comments
This species was featured in the News of the Week on August, 30, 2021:

Despite lacking specialized climbing structures, a wide range of salamanders are known to climb vegetation, trees, or rocks. Their ability to cling and climb allows these salamanders access to more food resources, to more suitable microclimates, and to escape predators. O'Donnell and Deban (2021) explored what factors contribute to this ability across a wide range of size, morphology, and ecological niches in salamanders. They found that the adhesive nature of their mucus coating was a major factor, but that cling ability also was associated with body mass and the amount of body contact area utilized, which include feet, tail, belly, and ventral surface of their head, to increase cling. The best clingers in their experiments were the small plethodontid salamanders, such as Batrachoseps attenuatus, Desmognathus aeneus, D. ocoee, Eurycea guttolineata, and E. wilderae. However, plethodontid salamanders in general, like large salamander Desmognathus quadramaculatus, were comparable or exceed the cling ability of arboreal and scansorial frogs. (AChang)
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Edited by: Michelle S. Koo (2021-08-29)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2021 Eurycea wilderae: Blue Ridge Two-lined Salamander <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/4061> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Dec 4, 2021.



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