Flat-headed Salamander
Desmognathus planiceps


Common Name:
Flat-headed Salamander
Scientific Name:
Desmognathus planiceps
Etymology:
desmos is Greek for "ligament", gnathos is Greek for "jaw" - This refers to the bundle of ligaments holding the jaw.
Genus:
plethore is Greek meaning "fullness or full of",  odon is Greek for "teeth". Referring to  the number of paravomerine and vomerine teeth.
 Species:
planiceps refers to
Average Length:
Up to 5.5 inches (140 mm) in total length.
Virginia Record Length: 
Record length:

 

For additional information on this species see: http://www.science.smith.edu/departments/Biology/lkatz/documents/Tilley_Desmog.pdf

Virginia Fish and Wildlife Information Service: Species Booklet

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Verified County/City Occurrence

Floyd County
Patrick County


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