Effects of urbanization on the salamander Desmognathus fuscus fuscus.
Population cycles and activity patterns of the dusky salamander, Desmognathus fuscus fuscus.
Previous work in which single males were paired with single females demonstrated that interspecific heterosexual encounters between Desmognathus ochrophaeus and Desmognathus fuscus
from Mount Rogers fail to result in successful mating (Uzendoski and Verrell 1993).
Desmognathus fuscus typically inhabits intermediate zones, such as streambanks, springs, and seeps (Hairston, 1949; Organ, 1961) and in this study demonstrated an ability to effectively exploit the resources of the seeps.
TABLE 1 Seasonal variation of prey items flushed from the stomachs of 100 Desmognathus fuscus from Short Mountain, Cannon County, Tennessee.
For results to carry significance as to the function of lungs and the adjustments made by lungless salamanders, comparisons were made between Desmognathus fuscus
(n=5), and fire-bellied newts, Cynops pyrrhugaster (n=5), a lunged salamander species of similar mass.
decrease and Eurycea cirrigera increase a ctivity on D.
Mites and Collembola are consumed regularly by Batrachoseps attenuatus (Adams, 1968), Eurycea longicauda (Anderson and Martino, 1967), Plethodon cinereus, Desmognathus fuscus, E.
cinereus Burton, 1976 Burton, 1976 Desmognathus fuscus Burton, 1976 Burton, 1976 G and S, 1991 E.