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  • Two orange salamanders with dark brown splotches.
    Patch-Nosed Salamander (Urspelerpes brucei). Photo by Todd Pierson, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

    New salamander discovered in north Georgia

    September 25, 2009 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. The Southern Appalachians is a region known for its salamander diversity, the most famous of which is probably the hellbender, North America’s largest salamander, occasionally reaching lengths greater than 30 inches. However, it’s a very small salamander that has been getting some recent attention. The patch-nosed salamander, the second smallest in the U.S., was recently discovered in North Georgia. It was first spotted by Bill Peterman, a University of Missouri graduate student visiting a stream near Toccoa, Georgia with a team of researchers from the University of Georgia in 2007.  Learn more...

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