Northern Zigzag Salamander

The Northern Zigzag Salamander is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Northern Zigzag Salamander (Plethodon dorsalis) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to the United States. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, rocky areas, and caves. It is threatened by habitat loss. More

Northern zigzag salamanders prefer rocky habitat (Smith, 1961; Reinbold, 1979). Minton (2001) notes a preference for moist rocky slopes. More

Northern Zigzag Salamander Plethodon dorsalis = enlarge + Northern Zigzag Salamander More

Northern Zigzag Salamander (Plethodon dorsalis) = Northern Zigzag Salamander (Plethodon dorsalis) More

The northern zigzag salamander is one of our most abundant species and is found throughout the eastern two-thirds of the state. The similar looking, closely related southern zigzag salamander has a very small range along the eastern border of Tennessee. More

* Northern Zigzag Salamander - Plethodon dorsalis * Dunn's Salamander - Plethodon dunni * Northern Ravine Salamander - Plethodon electromorphus * Del Norte Salamander - Plethodon More

Northern Zigzag Salamander - Plethodon dorsalis 45. Northern Slimy Salamander - Plethodon glutinosus 46. Jordan's Salamander - Plethodon jordani 47. Cumberland Plateau Salamander - Plethodon kentucki 48. Mississippi Slimy Salamander - Plethodon mississippi 49. More

Order : Caudata
Family : Plethodontidae
Genus : Plethodon
Species : dorsalis
Authority : Cope, 1889