Wehrle's Salamander Plethodon wehrlei (Fowler and Dunn, 1917)In need of conservation  -  S2 (State rare)  

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Wehrle's Salamander (Plethodon wehrlei) is grayish to brownish in overall color, with a variable amount of pale spotting or blotches, mostly confined to the flanks. This medium-sized Plethodon has the hind toes extensively webbed. In Maryland, Wehrle's is found only in Garrett and in western Allegany Counties. It prefers rocky habitats in upland forest, and may tolerate fairly dry conditions. This species is ranked as S2 (state rare) in Maryland. (Conant & Collins, 1998; Maryland DNR site). Breeding occurs in late winter in this area.

There are 8 records in the project database.

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A Wehrle's Salamander in Elkins, West Virginia (7/8/2012). In Maryland, the species is state rare (S2) and listed as in need of conservation. Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)

A Wehrle's Salamander in Elkins, West Virginia (7/8/2012). Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)

A Wehrle's Salamander in Elkins, West Virginia (7/8/2012). Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)


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