Effects of urbanization on the salamander Desmognathus fuscus fuscus.
Population cycles and activity patterns of the dusky salamander, Desmognathus fuscus fuscus.
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.