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Very attenuated Plethodon with short limbs. 16 costal grooves (counting a Y-shaped groove in the groin as two grooves). 4-6 costal folds between adpressed limbs. Peritoneum is not distinctively pigmented. 40 premaxillary/maxillary teeth. Palatine teeth in large median patch, 12 teeth wide and 18 teeth long. Vomerine teeth in two well-separated arc-shaped rows with 8-10 teeth in each row. As with all Plethodon, this species has four digits on the manus and five on the pes, a cylindrical tail without any basal constriction, and a tongue attached in the front (Lazell 1998).
In preservative, the specimens are dark blackish-brown without any noticeable pattern, and the peritoneum lacks any distinctive pigmentation (Lazell 1998).