Valley and Ridge Salamander Plethodon hoffmani (Highton, 1972)Western MD only  

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Valley and Ridge Salamander (Plethodon hoffmani) is a slender, long-tailed species that occurs in the ridge and valley and mountains of western Maryland, from Washington County to Garrett County. This salamander appears to favor drier, well-drained habitats than other Plethodon species (Maryland DNR site). They are terrestrial and generally found beneath rocks and logs on mountain slopes. Breeding occurs in the spring.

There are 59 records in the project database.

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A Valley and Ridge Salamander in Washington Co., Maryland (1/22/2018). Photo by Justin Lee. (MBP list)

A Valley and Ridge Salamander in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/29/2011). Photo by Dave Kazyak. (MBP list)

Valley and Ridge Salamanders in Garrett Co., Maryland (4/1/2005). Photo by Boyer and McDowell. (MBP list)

A Valley and Ridge Salamander in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/21/2018). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)


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