Eurycea tonkawae

Eurycea tonkawae

Jollyville Plateau Salamander
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Overview

The Jollyville Plateau salamander is a neotenic (does not transform into a terrestrial form) member of the family Plethodontidae. As neotenic salamanders, they retain external gills and inhabit aquatic habitats (springs, spring-runs, and wet caves) throughout their lives. The Jollyville Plateau salamander occurs in the Jollyville Plateau and Brushy Creek areas of the Edwards Plateau in Travis and Williamson Counties, Texas.

Scientific Name

Eurycea tonkawae
Common Name
Jollyville Plateau Salamander
FWS Category
Amphibians
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