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Patch-nosed Salamander

The patched-nose salamander is the second smallest salamander species of United States. The lungless creature has five toes on its feet. In the Greek language the term “Urspelerpes” (the genus it belongs) is an amalgamation of two words, ‘ur’ and ‘spelerpes’ meaning archaic and cave creeper respectively.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Order Urodela
    Family Plethodontidae
    Subfamily Hemidactyliinae
    Genus Urspelerpes
    Scientific Name Urspelerpes brucei

    Size Around 2 in (5.08 cm)
    Color Males have a yellow back with two dark strips all over the body while females have a duller appearance
    Distribution South Carolina and Georgia of United States
    Habitat Rocks, mountain foothills, and leafy places
    Diet Smaller insects
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Clutch Size 6-14 eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status Least concern

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    Published on December 30th 2018 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 28th December 2018.

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