Distribution and species richness of Desmognathus. A. Species richness of the genus Desmognathus, with the highest species diversity in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Note: Desmognathus are absent from the Ozark Plateau. B. Geographic distribution of Desmognathus monticola outlined in blue overlaid on an elevation map of eastern North America. The isolated population of D. monticola in the Ozarks is designated with a blue star. Inset is a photograph of an adult D. monticola from the Ozarks.
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