Flat-headed Salamander
Desmognathus planiceps

Common Name:
Flat-headed Salamander
Scientific Name:
Desmognathus planiceps
desmos is Greek for "ligament", gnathos is Greek for "jaw" - This refers to the bundle of ligaments holding the jaw.
plethore is Greek meaning "fullness or full of",  odon is Greek for "teeth". Referring to  the number of paravomerine and vomerine teeth.
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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