Scientific name : Plethodon petraeus
Family : Plethodontidae
Native to : United States
Conservation status : Vulnerable
Named after their location, pigeon mountain salamanders are shiny black with brassy spots and speckled brown stripes down their backs. They hide inside rock crevices with their flat bodies. They are lungless salamanders that respire through their skins. You can spot them in temperate forests, rocky areas, limestone regions and caves.