Cumberland Dusky Salamander

The Cumberland Dusky Salamander is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The Cumberland Dusky Salamander is a species of lungless salamander in the Plethodontidae family, which is found exclusively in the Cumberland Plateau of eastern Tennessee. The discovery was made by herpetologists Jennifer A. Anderson and Stephen G. More

The Cumberland Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus abditus) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to the United States. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and rivers. This species is threatened by habitat loss. More

The Cumberland dusky salamander ( Desmognathus abditus ) got its species name, "abditus" (Latin for "hidden"), because it eluded science for so long. More

Cumberland dusky salamander, was originally thought to be the same as the mountain dusky salamander, a well-known species that also inhabits the Cumberland Plateau. More

Cumberland Dusky Salamander is found in the middle Cumberland Plateau; and the Blue Ridge dusky salamander is found in the northeastern corner of Tennessee. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Desmognathus
Species : abditus
Authority : Anderson and Tilley, 2003